Tomorrow will be an important day for Yasmine and her daughter Falak. They, refugees from the war in Syria, will be the first persons to arrive from Lebanon to Italy through the humanitarian corridors without having to undergo journeys of death in the Mediterranean. But it will also be an important day for all those who believe in welcoming and in integration: one arrival that will be followed by that of their family in the next hours, and that of thousands of other refugees over the course of the year, in a safe and legal fashion. They will reach our country thanks to an agreement signed on December 15, 2015 by the Community of Sant’Egidio, the Federation of Evangelical Churches in Italian, the Waldensian Church, and the Ministries of Foreign Affairs and of the Interior.
There at the airport to welcome Yasmine and Falak will be the representatives of the organizations that promoted this project, the first of its kind in Europe, focused on persons in ‘vulnerable’ conditions (women with children, elderly, sick, disabled) who at the moment live in refugee camps in Lebanon, Morocco, and Ethiopia.