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(AVN) – A mission of Venezuela in the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), resulted in the activation of an awareness campaign of “Somos Panas” in Colombia, whose objective is to eradicate xenophobia against Venezuelan migrants.
Juan Carlos Aleman, president of the National Commission of Refugees of Venezuela (Conare), said that the campaign, proposed last February, is “timidly” in New Granada areas, however, projects its extension to the countries of the region in the That there have been actions of discrimination against Venezuelans.
“It was agreed to deepen and expand the campaign to Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Ecuador and Peru”, reported Alemán, while he pointed out the measure and it was resolved during the 69th session of the Executive Committee of the Action Program, held at the beginning of October in Geneva, in Switzerland.
In an interview with the Venezuelan News Agency (AVN), he noted that the campaign against xenophobia was raised in the correspondence and mandate of the United Nations (UN) and in compliance with the principle of reciprocity in international relations, arguing that Venezuela maintains a “policy of open arms” with foreigners.
In the same sense, the national government demands a reciprocity for Venezuelans that appears in the framework of the other latitudes in the search of better opportunities. In this sense, he explained that they demand a pronouncement in favor of the uprisings of the “criminals” imposed by the government of the United States (USA).
The constitutionalist also stressed that the objective of the campaign is to promote the values?? of respect, solidarity and brotherhood towards migrants of different nationalities, in particular to Venezuelans, who have been victims of xenophobic expressions encouraged by “right-wing citizens and political parties. ”
“Vuelta a la Patria” Plan
On the other hand, he stressed that the “Vuelta a la Patria” Plan, implemented by the Executive, received the support of 12 nations, including Russia, Syria, Yemen, Bolivia, Cuba, Nicaragua, Sudan, Burundi and Belarus in the 69th session of the Committee Executive of the UNHCR Program.
International delegations encouraged the National Government to continue its efforts in order to overcome those related to the movement of people abroad.