Migration and displacement are Asia wide issue of concern. It happens within our countries and beyond our borders. It is both national and multi-national. No matter what its base, the issues and causes remain common. A multi-national approach to migration is the healthiest approach.
The issues around forced migration and people on the move have been a continuing focus of work of Caritas MOs in Asia, through different types of intervention that include joint capacity building, organizing campaigns, awareness raising and cross-border collaborations among various MOs. Considering the complexity of the issues and contexts of each MO and sub-region, Caritas MOs in Asia forms a network, so as to provide a strategic space for developing joint strategies in response to mutual concerns on migration and for providing opportunity for shared learning and exchange of experience. This network is to be based on Caritas values. It is open to Caritas partners in migration work. All members of this network are in accordance with the four-point programme of the Church to welcome, protect, promote and integratepeople on the move. It is a network focused on working on migration across the region.
The Asia Regional Human Mobility Network is established to strengthen collaboration on migration work among Caritas members, its church and faith-based partners and other like-minded organizations in Asia. They act to coordinate and carry out joint pastoral programs and advocacy actions to ensure human dignity of the people.