December 24 to 27, Sunday to Wednesday

Dec 24, Sunday

Delivery of personal hygiene and cleaning kits

Delivery of personal hygiene kits and cleaning material in the Center of Reference for the Immigrant (CRI).

Distribution of toys for the children in the shelter.

Organization of two containers.

Missionaries of Fraternidade – International Humanitarian Federation – participated in a special Christmas dinner in the Nucleus-of-Light of Figueira in Roraima.

Dec 25, Monday

General Meeting of the Mission

In the morning, the missionaries found several immigrants, including men, women and elderly people drunk in the CRI.

“We saw a great mess, dirt, disorder, besides people injured because of a quarrel in a couple. All this causes a serious bad example for the children, who on this day were dirtier than normal and more violent and disobedient”, said Alexandrina, a missionary of Fraternidade.

The police were called and took some drunk immigrants out of the shelter.

The couple who fought (the wife had lips and face wounded by husband) were taken to the Police Station, where the term of expulsion from the shelter for the aggressor was made.

Missionaries and members of the monastery conducted vigils of prayer during the day, in one of the containers of the shelter.

At night the general meeting of the Mission was held at the Nucleus-of-Light of Figueira in Roraima.

Dec 26, Tuesday

Cleaning of terrain

In the morning, the missionaries perceived an atmosphere of greater harmony in the CRI, with the immigrants cleaning the spaces.

Missionaries conducted a meeting with the artisans and the representative of the International Migration Organization (IMO). The phonographic catalog was exhibited, which is being elaborated for showing the

Cleaning of the back of the shelter where there is still waters coming from the toilets near the place. The activity was organized by a member of Fraternidade and conducted by the immigrants who had drunk the week before.

Removal of recyclable material

A representative of the Terra Viva Association (Living Earth Association) went to the shelter to buy and remove the recyclable material (tin cans, plastic and cardboard) that the Indigenous immigrants collected from the streets of the city of Boa Vista. The material was weighed and the payment for the service was made.

A representative of the City Hall of Manaus, capital of the state of Amazonas, had a meeting with a missionary of Fraternidade, the team of the Roraima Labor and Social Welfare Secretary and a representative of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), of the sector of protection to the children and labor. The representative of Manaus told how is the work conducted in her state with the Venezuelan Indigenous refugees.

Dec 27, Wednesday

Parents meet daughter who had been battered

Parents of the woman battered by husband on the 25th went to meet their daughter, accompanied by missionaries and members of the Setrabes, to try to convince her to not return to Venezuela with the aggressor husband and to stay in the shelter. The immigrant decided to return to Venezuela with the husband, expelled from the CRI.

Two representatives of the UNHCR went to the shelter to learn about the case of violence against the woman, during the fight of the couple.

A team of the Special Secretary of Indigenous Health (Sesai) conducted medical attendance and vaccination for immigrants of the shelter.

Deep cleaning in the kitchen and in the internal toilets of the gymnasium of the shelter was done.

The State coordinator of immunization went to the CRI to appoint a vaccination action in the place.

Meeting about Recycling Project

Members of the Sanitary Vigilance of the State of Roraima also went to the shelter. They saw the constructions in progress, and the needs and adjustments that can be made to improve the CRI.

A representative of the Methodist Church who has conducted activities with the immigrants three times a week (classes, recreation, artisanship and donation of personal hygiene material), confirmed they will continue the project during January.

A meeting involving a missionary of Fraternidade with two representatives of the Network-of-Light of Roraima, the coordinator and team of Setrabes and an anthropologist of the City Hall of Manaus. The topic in discussion was the implementation of a project of recycling in the CRI, which will be prepared by the Network-of-Light of Roraima.