When we are faced with the human drama experienced by migrants trying to escape conflict, exploitation, poverty, vulnerability and injustice, we cannot remain indifferent. As a member of the Caritas Internationalis network, we join our voice to their urgent call for:
- open, legal, and safe migration channels to ensure that people migrate without risking their lives, and sharing the reception and protection of migrants across Europe;
- reinvigorating search and rescue operations in the Mediterranean;
- increasing investment in the development of people in their home countries so migration is an option rather than a necessity.