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a b. a warm welcome for people in desperate need. a terrible and tragic fate for others. the. thousands of refugees have died in the mediterranean. but some are fortunate enough to travel to italy via a humanitarian corridor neither risking their lives nor paying human smugglers sums they can't afford. while politicians seek to turn europe into a fortress christians are building bridges. these people are welcome in their new home and have settled in well they are among a group of only eighteen hundred from syria eritrea somalia and south sudan.
who are they. how did they get here what is the humanitarian corridor that pope francis has praised as a project that unites solidarity and security. with . our journey takes us to ethiopia many refugees from syria eritrea somalia and south sudan cross the border near the town of she read. ethiopia is home to africa's second largest refugee population. the humanitarian corridor established by the catholic community center g.t.o. and current us italy is designed to help refugees languishing in camps here often in very poor conditions. a safe and legal pathway to europe the program grants
visas to people in acute need of help and flies them to italy where they are assigned mentors by use and if you were in a few you know p.r. it was a country that's taken in a million refugees. it's opened its doors and done what it can to take care of the refugees in camps and secure them a future with a guy to assist and that should be a lesson to european countries which do none of that even though they have far greater wealth and resources than a country like ethiopia the results are replaceable but if the albeit condition of the wisdom of far. by chance we meet a group of eritreans they fled their homes and managed to cross the border to ethiopia they've been travelling for nine days i can't say things are going to be. right there are multiple laurels and you've got. obviously lots of people are
paying to cross the border. not all of them do because some of them know the region quite well. so they pay the pastor of someone who allows them to cross. it's dangerous of course they have to take care not to be picked up by the eritrean army. is there to do in israel they didn't commit the. critically to his family live in one of the many camps along the border they've heard about the humanitarian corridor and hope to be chosen for the program. he. doesn't know what the criteria are he his wife and their two children oh nothing. from there that will completely
constrained in what we can do we get a bit of money that's all we have sometimes i find work but it's hard labor i'd like to get away life here is meaningless italy would certainly be better there's no hope for us here. is on his way to an interview. he knows he'll be one of many candidates. many eritreans are desperate to leave. the humanitarian corridor initiative is financed by current us italy and the center g.t.o. community. their representatives decide who is most in need of help. john carlo daniele and olivia listen to everyone stories. tells them his brother is missing and. he could be dead or in jail he doesn't know. for sure you simply be fishing selecting candidates is always hard stories we hear are all. very different because all these people are marked by their experiences of
untold suffering the pain of having to leave their homes or torture they've lived through unimaginably distressing situations people still need of a little of both in this community. and those are the criteria that help the team select candidates who needs medical assistance who has experienced persecution or torture for their women in particular need to support candidates have family they can join in italy. maybe they were strictly a month we do three rounds of interviews with them in the third we ask them if they really want to go to get really believing in god and we describe conditions there and what awaits them as a commitment takes a heavy toll see we're often very moved by the stories we hear or sense that i was up about on so but ultimately we have a clear conscience because we're doing what we can to the best of our abilities as we try to make the best possible decision and it will.
but today nothing is finalized the best can hope for is that he'll be invited back for a second interview and that's a lot of. people i mean the interesting i always keep in mind the words of jesus in the book of matthew about the last judgment see this is where he identifies completely with the poor and needy saying for i was hungry and you gave me food i was thirsty and you gave me drink i was a stranger and you welcomed me i was naked and you closed me this is always been the basis of our work with the poor and now with refugees people who have no home and have had to flee for their.
but her it and her family have lived in a border camp for seven years thanks made it into the next round of interviews and a new life is starting to feel within reach. she and her husband have two children. they both have health problems which is why the family have been deemed in need of help. arrived in a refugee home in twenty eleven daughter was born there around the time that president meadows and now we died my wife doesn't hear very well and has psychological problems we left every tribe because i oppose the government's military service is compulsory meanwhile under a lot of pressure it's not a democratic country we couldn't lead a normal life that. all they have left to remind them of home is a coffee pot. for
fifty years the same to didio catholic community has been working to help people in need refugees the homeless the elderly prisoners or street children. it was founded in rome in one nine hundred sixty eight by eighteen year old underage riccardi and some of his school friends. in one thousand nine hundred one pope john paul the second gave the community a home in the basilica of santa maria interest a very. it's a tale of completely normal men and women who understand the meaning of the words of jesus in the acts of the apostles it's more blessed to give than to receive material of santa g.t.o. is by all means a turbulent one but it's a tale of service to the poor it's a mission it's also a joyful tale the joy of giving into working for others. the biggest diplomatic. success in the fifty year history of scented g.t.o.
came in one thousand nine hundred two. it played a key role in brokering the mozambique general peace agreement which put an end to a fifteen year civil war that had claimed up to nine hundred thousand lives. the center g.t.o. is perhaps best known for its aids program in africa the into religious meetings it organizes and its tireless campaigning against the death penalty. the humanitarian corridor initiative is a logical step in its work to promote peace. talks to say in one thousand nine hundred six there were many christians in turkey who had fled the iran iraq war. where i think came into contact with our community. and explained how much they wanted to escape the region and emigrate to the west as. being sold nor the tell your interior minister at the time was.
it me get out if you don't know and crucially he came to their assistance for. the minister. we just got fed off. the community of center g.t.o. is built on a dedication to prayer service to the poor and peace. pope francis himself took part in the celebrations marking the fiftieth anniversary of sent to g.-d. oh. he was vocal in his praise for the humanitarian corridor initiated by santa g.t.o. together with the wild indian church and carita. courage is not a one off gesture but the daily efforts here and in the world one that requires patience. it is a mission of overcoming walls and borders and uniting. going to open more
humanitarian corridor for people fleeing war and hunger. but they sound. pope francis under a riccardi refugees and helpers they're all lobbying for more humanitarian corridors around the world. particular but political support is needed to. either be a most updated a. new money thank you so much i think the humanitarian corridors are a model because we have two kinds of reactions towards refugees there's the idea of a wall we have no room the boat is full sort of attitude but then the way is paid for the brokers of death illegals. we must open safe passage just for people for people in the order of protection so that they can come to our countries but if we need anything austin pays. it's. a start has been made france belgium and dora and san marino have already adopted the italian model will
germany follow suit by its own estimates the center g.t.o. community numbers over sixty thousand members worldwide including german branches in berlin munich and mentioned. back in ethiopia we leave the border to eritrea and drive to the region around and the border to south sudan . refugees from somalia and south sudan are fleeing war terror and hunger. this young mother of four has lived here for five years. on the run for lives we couldn't stay there one of my children died on the way he.
couldn't save him there watching only. many children don't survive the journey. and in the camps there's not enough to eat. only be under four to is a father himself his encounters and experiences put his own life into a different perspective. he didn't i mean. because i see these children here like my own children and i would give them the same opportunities i give my children that your diatribe on what i experienced here helps me when i go home to see all the things that seem so important to us on the west in the in a different life and i mean knowing what she did that it makes me realize how fortunate we are. and that's something i also want my children to understand they got it done with which it can be gotten if you. start trust contributes four million euros to fund the humanitarian corridor. the italian bishops conference and
the italian government are also supporting the initiative. that. the two into a family has lived in the slums of addis ababa for seven years the couple shares the cramped space with a single mother and a total of eight children who. are going to from teaming up as the only way they can afford it here to work is hard to come by and. let you go and you want to yourself for months. about the not inability to. be ditched the eldest son wants to learn study and make a better life for himself and maybe one day return home he offers to show us around . my lovely homeland country and i love them but. in this way to me put me in another country by the willing even my country being.
the sausage because i'm looking for. and you want me to. seek you the music of the kitchen is next door but is shared with the whole neighborhood. kitchen for everyone to see so it's put the whole area here beats family is about to say goodbye to their life here a life without schooling or gainful employment and with inadequate housing soon they'll move to italy via the humanitarian corridor and then we won't think this is a donation when we talk to some of the sudanese here in the camps and ask them if they would like to go to europe and they say they have no intention of going to italy or europe and they want to go home with a little bit so if we really want to invest in their future on the system we need to bring peace to their country.
akron refugees has long been a top priority for pope francis it's been the cornerstone of his pontificate. my. his first trip as pope was to lampedusa the small italian island which is to many a symbol of europe's misguided refugee policy. thousands of migrants who made the perilous journey across the mediterranean have reached its shores. countless others have lost their lives somewhere between north africa and europe. want to show. the men when there's a society have forgotten how to cry it's not my fault it's nothing to do with me someone else will take care of things. but today nobody in the world feels responsible anymore. so he sent every sponsor i believe equates to that will do the culture of prosperity is to blame it for the fact that we think only of ourselves
see a grain they didn't see it makes us insensitive to the cries of others it allows us to live in a bubble all of the support and get on to a good meaningless fleeting distractions and too much of everything for lead to indifference towards others get bored of that in the if it is. worse even lead to a globalised nation of indifference he said to ordinary daily in the fair days. and holy thursday the pope knelt and washed the feet of refugees demonstrative lee caring for them and listening to them. his actions have raised awareness of the plight of the millions of refugees around the world. he has also visited the aegean island of lesbos home to the biggest refugee camp in greece.
the pope francis frequently refers to the parable of the good samaritan and urges politicians to do everything in their power to stop the mediterranean from becoming a graveyard. you have a europe is the homeland of human right. and you have a sense put on european soil or to sense this even daddy course he says and i'm just become more aware of the jew t. to respect and defend those rights he said they did. when he left lesbos pope francis spontaneously brought twelve syrian refugees back with him to rome. there the community of santa didio immediately offered them a home and a future. in recent years the pope has repeatedly appealed to heads of state and governments for
help. five years after his visit to the island of lampedusa he celebrated mass with refugees and volunteers in st peter's basilica. he got to stay a family policy some human being so everyone who is suffering. from a policy seeks appropriate solutions that protect the integrity of human rights and human dignity the people. many welcome such appeals made by pope francis but all too often they go unheard. was. the last leg of our journey in ethiopia takes us to addis ababa after months of anti-government protests a new prime minister took office in april twenty eighth and in november the government signed a peace agreement with eritrea. if you know where the last all out war was years
ago remains a destination for thousands of refugees from neighboring countries many of them are christians as are two thirds of ethiopians. the next step in the humanitarian corridor initiative is underway. so it's only a few hours until the departure for italy. all the refugees are leaving everything behind with no idea what to expect. so you're going to leave that it is called the sort of end for a. soul playing golf and so i feel it is a felony in the south of italy people not a special day. which is closed to make clothes and all the people even the no
money are very hope and there is the sun. you know it's important for us to tell you once more the end of this year you you have to walk with your legs but after one year we are sure that if you know italian you will find it. but even after the limited time you are you will be allowed to work. without waiting for the recognizing of the veto. but the important thing and we repeat is there the faster you learn italian the faster you will get a job. and i would say. that. credo . general the italy that is generous and united is the one that i
want to represent and not just me. and many others and usually and daniel are here. i want to pave the way into a new life for these new arrivals. kitty but i'm not sure if politicians make no humanitarian effort there is nothing we can say why the we can't make up for a lack of national action if i'm going to stop. everyone can take along two suitcases take less he and his wife up for it are ready the excitement is mounting . and. you know caught. what awaits them in italy the family has no idea but they pray that things will get better. i feel i. have to each ways are also ready final instructions on how to cope with their new life in italy a logistical challenge for
a family of ten. they can't imagine how they would cope without the team from the humanitarian corridor initiatives between not be easy to get into. because life is or is not to put a foot in nobody's. life is a toy to his will also be settling in sort until you meet your eluding you can sort of danielle and john carlo explain once again that the visas they receive are only valid for italy. ok no i just need to sign you. as an agreement between you and us so we make our effort in turn make you actually come to. that later. but it was almost a year. in the program that we have established in italy. helps to prevent hatred. when refugees have no worldly
possessions no roof over their heads bills. if they're not listen to it and have no prospects for the future. then there's a greater likelihood that they will mourn their pasts and the decisions they've made to some that doesn't happen with our program. we're company of them during the integration process to answer was struck by the way bill that is. the fate of thirty three families one hundred thirteen individuals is being decided. until the very last moment there were bureaucratic problems with faeces. no one is taking much with them so the little they have matters all the more. sad.
an overnight flight to italy none of them have ever been on a plane before. the first of many new experiences. and memories i'm not afraid i'm just grateful to everyone for a new life and. the nose and nails. in a man so. you know. i don't know anything about the life telling you now usually on being. the first humanitarian corridor that opened was to lebanon with an estimated population of seven million the country has taken in millions of refugees including most recently many from syria. some two point five million palestinians have also built a new life here. sanjay. g.t.o. and the church have been working here since two thousand and sixteen. j.d.
is live in beirut palestinian quarter the family of six pays two hundred dollars a month for what is essentially a windowless hovel. the rents are very high here everyone knows that the palestinians who are refugees themselves make a profit on us. with his work as a baker but his children can't go to school. his wife rarely ventures out she's too afraid and yet they don't want to risk their lives on the mediterranean. there's no future for them in lebanon. but they don't believe that they can ever go home to syria even though that is their dream. a lebanese initiative has classified the muslim family as being in need of support and they've been selected for the humanitarian corridor program said that. they believe their children will have a better future in italy. i don't really know anything about it but
i know that europeans live in dignity that for us that's the most important thing that. every child can go to school and need a normal life. is not just barely two thousand refugees have arrived in italy via the humanitarian corridor. a negligible figure some might say given there are almost seventy million refugees worldwide. but for the g.-d's the initiative is a godsend they place their full trust in the italians. francesco p.o.v. he works for italy's protestant church after a two thousand and thirteen shipwreck off lampedusa claimed four hundred lives the church resolved to bring refugees legally and safely to europe via a humanitarian corridor that politicians were failing to provide the process they're working on building walls and that won't solve the problem it's
a pity that they support governments that do not respect human rights. christian groups have already been able to organize one thousand to tell you and visas for refugees in lebanon and the italian government has approved another one thousand. it's possible that further humanitarian corridors will open up but with the n.t. immigration league party now in government that seems unlikely i say money to me but it seems to me and see the issue of refugees is often instrumentalist in europe . it's used to scaremonger money don't use it as a bundle coalfield but our experience with the humanitarian corridor has been positive. the fact that they moved the ball from the northeast and the fact that many people open up their homes to refugees is both astonishing and positive and as it was he even said the journey from beirut to their destination reaction in southern italy will take twenty four hours despite some apprehension the mood is
happy and excited as the it's wonderful and dream come true i hope that the children will forget their traumatic experiences and sadness. leave. the rival in rio at the southernmost tip of italy. are welcome here the town has taken in hundreds of refugees and become known as a model town for integration. before they came to was a ghost town. on the road i'm just the mayor of a small town with a population of fifteen hundred for me it's tremendously gratifying to were founded the town that welcomes refugees which has become known around the world for its humanitarian message you want to drive. these have been given a far better apartment than the one they lived in in beirut once the father finds
a job and begins to earn a living. the family will start to feel like they have really arrived to the chase . when we first got here i wanted to go right back i told them take me back to lebanon on the very first night i was so tired but then i was able to rest people treated as well italians are good warm hearted people. but he must have changed his mind from one day to the next the j.d.s. disappeared say the locals to this day there is no trace of them. approximately fifteen percent of the participants in the humanitarian corridor initiative end up going underground. bunker. but oh well even swiss watches sometimes don't work for me. these are people who have gone to find family members in other european countries.
they didn't just give up this employee took a different path. the majority of people integrate in italy. in germany political debate has been dominated for several years now by the refugee issue and questions concerning transit centers repatriation and fortress europe. the government in berlin is familiar with legal migration options. like their one day be a humanitarian corridor to germany. the chancellor has repeatedly expressed her approval for such projects. including at the center g.t.o. international peace meeting in minster in september twenty seventeen. that. you helped to prevent refugees from falling into the clutches of human trafficking
and from taking life threatening journeys across the mediterranean for the help that i'm. deeply grateful that's a given done at the time when you are also a wonderful example of the role that civil society in general can and should play in making the world more humane and mentioning this. because it is and the religious communities demonstrate humane creativity which politics in many parts of the world is there unfortunately often lachine in time and of it it's often. in fact germany was widely praised for its humanitarian response when the flood of refugees reached its peak in the summer of two thousand and fifteen. many people found a new home here refugee helpers and volunteers worked around the clock. the german bishops conference appointed a special representative for refugee issues the archbishop of hamburg stephan has
said would like to establish a humanitarian corridor in germany he says. which he now goes. over that we face major challenges on the government level and so far as the interior ministry is not on board with the plans liked. it fears the initiative could bring about a shift in thinking. that's why we as a church are in conversation at the state level. there are possibilities. we have to see now whether there is scope for cooperation between state governments and churches and church groups won't be using force on. the number of refugees arriving in germany is now considerably lower than it was in two thousand and fifteen. many refugee homes are now empty. but the german government's new policy is to regulate refugee numbers with border controls and deportations and limited applications for family reunification. germany's churches would like to see
a different approach were over german law does not grant pieces. humanitarian grounds. thank you i was giving you before i think it would overwhelm our missions abroad if it were possible to apply for visas or asylum that. we in the interior ministry do support is that a private sponsorship program for a total of five hundred refugees. about this book i mean cooperates on this with the evangelical church of germany your mom has committed some and also offer the program to carry tass and the catholic church. on march into its money is the representative of the council of the evangelical church in berlin and brussels he welcomes the interior ministries offer under this program those in need of protection will also be selected according to the criteria of the un refugee relief organization u.n.h.c.r. and be assigned mentors. was
the initiative was proposed by the interior ministry and it's a food from the mention the pilot project allows up to five hundred people to come to europe safely and legally. of. people who don't have residence permits for three years. it's a good solution. because it factors integration into their lives from the outset. and. goes well the private partnership program will launch in twenty nineteen and state programs might follow. it's an initiative that has much in common with the humanitarian corridor. twenty refugees have now been in sorrento for about six months. it's a picturesque town west of the coast about an hour's drive south of naples.
two families from southern sudan and eritrea live in a current us run shared house in the middle of town. initially operate and her husband struggled to settle in at first the couple and their two children lived with a host family but that didn't work out a pirate has difficulties with her hearing and is often depressed. but slowly they're starting to feel at home. as i thought i was and i think we have understood that we are guests here and as such we are treated in a very special way. lives are very different now. will eventually become part of
the community but there will always be challenges. but the difference between the refugee camp in ethiopia and life here in sorrento it's like the difference between heaven and hell in terms of climate and quality of life with life. the children have learnt the language. they will grow up here that's very important they are the lucky ones. i don't mean malia netty is responsible for the current us project in sorrento together with his team he wants the refugees to feel at home here. the budget to meet their daily needs is fifteen euro's a day per person. there's a schedule for household chores. nobody wanted to use the dishwasher at first the
kitchen appliance was unfamiliar to them as was italian cuisine. now everyone likes pasta. that was. i was surprised and happy when i first arrived there have been rainy days since we got here but it's never rained inside the house in august the roof leaked out everything was drenched when it rained you'll be here the roof doesn't leak there's an electricity running water food at their. feet here twice a week the adults have italian lessons where the children have picked up the new language easily the grown ups are struggling you know what. was. needed yeah this was after years of hardship settling into their new lives is a challenge it can't happen overnight but time is not on their side he was
the. little full integration can only work in a year for those who were very very motivated if you look at our group two to three percent of them are is the more the the others. we'll need a long time the number of children is a challenge with the family from southern sudan has eight children. of course the children are learning italian quickly but managing to provide for a family with a children would be a challenge for italians too they put only. last minute get. i the refugees in sorrento will be mentored for a year. here scarred by their experience of war and refugee camps. it will take time to heal. i
i. me since we got here we've had medical treatment i have problems with my knee it's very painful i'm waiting for an operation my wife is hard of hearing and she's also been treated. doing so well here but people in south sudan a suffering so much. more like a big big. after some initial difficulties locals have grown used to the new arrivals and gotten to know them. back. in a chair in corridor program has helped put a human face on a controversial issue in italy. really fine here we still don't speak much italian about enough to make ourselves
understood it's a hospitable city we appreciate that. the people are so cordial friendly and warm hearted. we're incredibly glad to have been welcomed here. ok so. give. me. the question remains will the governing coalition made up of the five star movement and the far right league party continue to support the humanitarian corridor. it's not out of the question. i've always praised the humanitarian corridor and it's a good thing it's a form of immigration that is safe legal comfortable and orderly for people who have the right to come to italy. good news for the one thousand eight hundred or so refugees who have already arrived in italy via the humanitarian corridor and for
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