Red Cross documentary shows the reality of refugees in Portugal

TVI24 will broadcast an original documentary by the Portuguese Red Cross with impressive testimonies of refugees welcomed by the Institution in Portugal.

The documentary is broadcast this Sunday at 23:20 on TVI24, the day that marks the World Refugee Day.

In 2019, the Portuguese Red Cross received 25 minor refugees from Refugee Camps in Greece, but over the past few years there have been hundreds of people who have arrived in Portugal in this condition.” revealed to CVP.

World Refugee Day, which marks the 20th of June, was instituted in December 2000 by the General Assembly of the United Nations.

The President of the Republic, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, warned against indifference and “opportunistic speeches” in a message alluding to World Refugee Day.

“This year, under the motto ‘Together we care, we learn and we win’, World Refugee Day – the day we celebrate today – is above all a warning for inclusion, against indifference. Indifference that so often translates into the easy language of numbers”, says the Head of State, in a note published on the official website of the Presidency of the Republic on the Internet.

Amnesty International, on the other hand, organizes a vigil this Sunday in Lisbon, on the Tagus riverside, next to Europa square, a symbolic place to refer to the “doors of Europe”, where it intends to draw attention, including the Prime Minister, to the problems of welcoming refugees.

2021-06-20 10:55

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