Colombia: Shakira calls on Colombians to 'open the doors' for Venezuelan migrants

Famous Colombian pop singer Shakira called for more support for Venezuelans fleeing poverty and seeking refuge in Colombia while speaking at an opening ceremony a new school in her hometown of Barranquilla on Friday. «Venezuela is a brother country and we should not forget that it opened its doors to many Colombians in times of crisis and much violence,» Shakira said, pressing for greater... Еще hospitality towards Venezuelans. “Now there are a lot of Venezuelans coming to our country and we have to open the doors for them. It's our human duty to assist each other in economic difficulties, to give moral support to each other too,» she added. The school, called the Nuevo Bosque Institute, is set to open in 2019 and will provide education to around 1,000 children from underprivileged families. Half of the costs of the facility will be covered by the mayor’s office of Barranquilla, while the other half will be paid for by Shakira’s charitable foundation, Pies Descalzos. The FC Barcelona Foundation also participated in the initiative, and mad a donation towards Pies Descalzos for the project.

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