Ofelia Cueva es la protagonista de una historia ejemplar. Conocimos su trabajo y obra en Chile que la conecta con la dura realidad que viven cientos de migrantes que buscan una vida mejor. Este es nuestro homenaje en el Día Internacional de la Mujer.
The European Union, as well as other areas of the world, have been experiencing an unprecedented “migrant crisis”. This has placed tremendous pressure not only upon migration policies, but also on the fundamental values and principles of human society.
European countries and citizens, for example, have reacted to the migration crisis in different and conflicting ways, and migration has become the new political divide in Europe, influencing the outcome of electoral, political, and decision-making processes. Populist propaganda has exploited the migration crisis to the point that migrants and refugees are, by some segments of society, no longer seen as human beings in need, but are instead perceived as a generic threat to the security and identity of local communities. Consequently, they are summarily rejected.
On Sunday, December 18, International Migrant Day, the Scalabrini Foundation and Incami Arica organized a beautiful dinner for 400 people, delivered over 200 gifts to children and 200 family grosery baskets to poor migrants.
The resources for this event were managed by the intendant of Arica and Parinacota, through the funds of the presidential grant. The Scalabrini Foundation postulated these funds and was benefited to carry out this activity. Numerous migrants and their families from 11 countries were benefited.