Migration is a vast and varied phenomenon. The Church does its best to respond in a specific way to the unique circumstances of migration in different times and locations.
The purpose of the country migratory profiles on this web site is to help local Churches and other Catholic stakeholders to plan their ministry in support of the human mobility in their midst. The Migrants and Refugees Section has enlisted experts to develop the country profiles. Each one provides data and information on national and international migration flows, the national legal framework, and the main stakeholders. The goal is to present objective, scientific facts in a streamlined format in order to be as useful as possible.
Please be aware that the information is as current as possible, but some might inevitably be dated. We recommend visiting these pages frequently to check for updates.