People who leave their countries to flee from a humanitarian crises situation launch into the unknown, into uncertainty. They don’t know if they’ll receive help, if they’ll find a better situation than what they left behind.

In the past, it was easier for us all to act according to our good nature. To help somebody, to offer food, to provide lodging for a time; in the old societies, it was simple. In current times, in the big cities, with everybody’s busy lives, schedules ruled by the clock, the climate of competition, everything is more complicated.

Groups like the Fraternity – International Humanitarian Federation (FIHF), the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), and the Acolhida (Welcome) Operation join together to help thousands of people.

The human situations with which they need to deal are many times very touching, the helplessness of people is very great. It is only through the union of many people that those welcoming teams manage to find the best solution, receiving, listening, feeding, offering a safe place for continuing to live in the present moment with the possibility of a better future.