Food shortages, environmental disasters, climate change, poverty and conflict push people to move. Land, resources, jobs, family, health care and education pull people away from their home communities.
Some people move voluntarily, a choice made after weighing the pros and cons. Others leave involuntarily, forced by violence, extreme poverty, human trafficking and ethnic cleansing.
MCC walks with migrants around the world and in Canada and the U.S. in a variety of ways, including:
- Addressing the root causes of migration
- Supporting refugees and internally displaced people
- Educating churches about migration issues
- Advocating for more just immigration and migration policies