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SIMN and UNHCR Sign Agreement to Foster Refugee Protection and Solutions

We are very proud to spread the news! The Scalabrini International Migration Network (SIMN), an organisation and a cause that we have been supporting for several years now, has just signed a Global Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). These organisations are formalizing a long-standing partnership.

The Scalabrini International Migration Network (SIMN) has been working towards safeguarding and promoting the dignity and rights of migrants, refugees and displaced people worldwide. This cooperation agreement represents a framework for expanding and strengthening that collaboration. In the various countries where UNHCR and the Scalabrinian Missionaries are already working together to implement different programs.

We look forward to seeing great results coming from this strengthened collaboration in a field where increasing numbers of desperate people need help.

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SIMN enjoys ECOSOC consultative status at the United Nations and works closely with the U.N. Refugee Agency (UNHCR), the International Organization for Migration (IOM), and the World Food Programme (WFP). SIMN also collaborates with local and national partners, including governments.

SIMN is the leading frontline organization responding to the Venezuelan migration crisis in Latin America. According to some estimates, as many as 4 million people have fled Venezuela since 2015. A unique regional network of 26 welcoming centers in Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Colombia, Brazil, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Chile, Argentina, and Uruguay. The Scalabrinians serve thousands of Venezuelans every year. SIMN funds emergency programs. Lodging, food, health care, legal assistance. Long-term employment projects in border communities like Cúcuta, Ipiales, Tacna, and Arica, and major cities like Bogotá, Manaus, Lima, and Santiago.

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