National Migration Week 2020 will be celebrated January 5-11 in the U.S. It is a call to stand in solidarity with and care for those who are excluded and marginalized, including migrants, DACA and TPS holders, refugees, and those seeking asylum.
As of September 2019, there are a reported 272 million international migrants. This number outpaces the growth of the world’s population. Only 5% of this number is able to be resettled according to the UN. Countries like the United States are making it increasingly difficult for vulnerable people to find security in a new homeland. Therefore the need for resettlement presents tremendous opportunities for human traffickers.
National Migration Week ends on January 11th, which happens to be Human Trafficking Awareness Day. To mark that occasion, the Human Trafficking Committee invites you to participate in this prayer service by Sister Jean McLoughlin. Click here
Please take a moment to read the resources prepared by US Catholic Sisters Against Human Trafficking.
- Intersectionality of Human Trafficking with Migrants, Refugees and Internally Displaced People
- Human Trafficking and Environmental Refugees
Please forward them to your friends, family and colleagues