The Scalabrinian Congregation was founded in 1887 by Blessed Bishop John Baptist Scalabrini to assist Italians who were migrating to the American continent and elsewhere.
Nowadays, the Missionaries work with to migrants, refugees, internally displaced people, seafarers and local communities in 32 countries worldwide.
In order to strengthen coordination and networking of these services and to promote political and public awareness of the needs of migrants worldwide, SIMN Global was established in 2005 while the SIMN Europe-Africa Regional Office opened in 2007.
To safeguard and promote the dignity and rights of migrants, refugees, internally displaced people, seafarers, itinerants, and people on the move around the world, to advocate for their rights and to raise funds for humanitarian projects.
To foster a leading global network that serves migrants, refugees, internally displaced persons, seafarers, and itinerants and advocates for their dignity and rights worldwide.