On the occasion of World Refugee Day, 20 June, the NGO AVSI presents "Inclusion Digna", a report by Bernardo de Niz on the homonymous project carried out in Mexico in favor of migrant children and adolescents
Thanks to funds from the European Union, AVSI is carrying out a three-year intervention in collaboration with the FM4 Paso Libre association in the states of Oaxaca and Jalisco to support more than 500 migrant children and adolescents, 3 shelters, 120 human rights defenders and 16 public and private schools.
Julian's story "the same as thousands of migrant children"
Among the 500 adolescents met and supported is Julian who at the age of 16 left Guatemala, where he lived with his mother, to join one of his brothers in the United States. He dreams of finding a job to be able to financially support his family. Due to the difficulties encountered along the way, his "journey" ends in Mexico. Julian stops here, asks for refugee status and pushed by his family too, he changes his project: he prefers to go back to school and resume his studies.
Julian's singular story is that of thousands of other children and adolescents, often alone, who join the flow of migrants to the United States. And it is precisely for them that AVSI takes the field every day to strengthen the host community and create a network, key factors for their inclusion.