To celebrate the International Migrants Day, a photographic exhibition entitled “Stand by. Syrian refugee families in No Man’s Land” by Navarre-born photo-journalist Iván Benítez, and promoted by ALBOAN, will be held in the cloister of the Bilbao Campus at the University of Deusto on 18 December at 17:30.
This event will be attended by Antonio José España SJ, Provincial of the Jesuit Society; José Ignacio García SJ, Director of the Jesuit Refugee Service in Europe; Jose María Guibert SJ, Rector of the University of Deusto, and Mª Mar Magallón, Director of ALBOAN.
Also, the short theatre play “Passport” with Cruz Noguera will be perfomed, and a manifesto for the rights of migrants and refugees will be read.
The Stand exhibition will be held at the campus of the University of Deusto until 31 January and will be made up of 29 75 cm x 60 cm Dibond aluminium panels. The photographs show the everyday life of refugees, mostly Syrian, who are cared by the Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) in Lebanon and Greece.
The JRS offers them legal advice, psychological and social support and runs several schools where boys and girls can continue with their education while they await for European countries to find a safe, dignified destination for them all.
Alboan NGO regularly collaborates with the Jesuit Refugee Service and promotes this exhibition to bring the drama of refugees, whose eyes urge us to give a rapid response.