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How Caritas works in Migration

How Caritas works in Migration
Migrant labourers on farms or construction sites may be overworked and underpaid, domestic workers may face physical and sexual abuse and child migrants may be kept out of school and taken advantage of. The risks facing migrants are many.

Some are tricked by people they trust. They are sold into slavery or prostitution or fall prey to organised criminal gangs. Migrants can also be abused by law enforcement authorities and employment agencies.

Caritas supports migrants, upholds their rights and helps them live in dignity. It advocates for better legislation to protect them.

In its centres around the world, Caritas provides hotlines, shelters, legal help and job training for migrants. It works across borders, linking support between the countries people leave and the countries they arrive in. Caritas ensures that migrants are aware of the risks before they leave home and know how to get help afterwards.

Through its advocacy and campaigns, Caritas is committed to stamping out abuse. It reminds us that migrants are part of our human family and are recognised for the positive contributions they make. Caritas works to change laws so that migrants are treated justly and it presses for international treaties on migrants, refugees, asylum seekers and trafficked people to be adopted, ratified and implemented.

The Female Face of Migration
Human Trafficking
Domestic workers
Child migration