International Migrants Day, established by the United Nations General Assembly in 2000 and acknowledged on December 18 each year, recognizes the increasing number of migrants throughout the world and the risks they face. Today, there are approximately 244 million immigrants worldwide, and 65 million of this total are migrants and refugees seeking economic opportunities, attempting to reunite with relatives, or fleeing violence, persecution or natural disaster.
While solidarity with migrants, working toward social justice, and advocating for more humane immigration policies are year-round endeavors, International Migrants Day is an annual reminder of our common humanity and the work that still lies ahead. In honor of this day, please consider making a donation to the KBI to support our direct aid to migrants and refugees, education and advocacy programs, legal assistance, reintegration efforts, and research. Thank you for your continuing support and prayers—it makes everything we do possible.