To assist migrants and defend their rights
Every year, La Cimade receives and advises tens of thousands of migrants, refugees and asylum seekers in its reception centres. It also provides housing to two hundred refugees and asylum seekers its two shelters located in Béziers and Massy.
To act for detained foreign nationals
La Cimade works in 8 Administrative Retention Centres and provides legal support to foreigners, assisting them in accessing their rights. La Cimade also works in about 75 prisons.
To build International Solidarity
La Cimade implements projects for the defence of migrants and refugees’ rights together with partner associations in Southern countries. It also promotes the construction of peace especially in Israel-Palestine.
To bear witness, inform and mobilize
La Cimade leads advocacy actions towards decision makers; it informs and raises awareness on migrations among the public opinion towards mobilizations, press, website, social networks, Migrant Scène festival. La Cimade makes propositions for a change in the migratory policies.
2017 – some figures
- 100 000 persons receiving advices, support or housing
- 98 reception centres
- 2 000 volunteers in 88 local groups in 8 regions
- 14 partner associations in 8 countries (Algeria, Ivory Coast, Mali, Marocco, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal, Tunisia)