Declaration in context of Migrant Caravan to the USA
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In recent days, in our continent, more than 7 thousand people have crossed Central America - among them, 2,300 children and adolescents - in search of a better life. People from Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador, mainly, have generated the largest caravan in history to try to reach the United States, ripping from the brutal violence of organized crime, corruption and poverty living in their countries. There, in that journey that has already lasted thirteen days and that today places them in Mexico, multiple rights have been violated, including those of thousands of children. But this caravan is not an isolated event, but the ultimate expression of a situation that has plagued different parts of the world for years.
Today in the world there are more than 244 million people who live outside their country of origin, being the search for protection and a better life the main reasons that impel them to migrate. Of these, 65 million are forcibly displaced, where 21 million are refugees and 3 million are asylum seekers.
In this framework, the signatory organizations and institutions declare:
This international migratory caravan, unprecedented in the history of humanity, has made evident the lack of a system of international coordination of migration that, in accordance with the commitments and instruments of Human Rights, avoids the humanitarian crisis that lives migrants, both at borders and in countries of transit and destination.
We identify as a cause of this situation a continental culture and a social model that has led us to be the most unequal continent on the planet, with low levels of social cohesion within and between countries, which causes poverty, frustration and violence. To change this reality, the biggest challenge will be that we consider all people equally worthy and important.
The serious Violations of Human Rights that migrants live -and that they drag from their countries of origin-, in which the caravan that goes to the United States today is also included, include deprivation of health, housing, education, work and live in peace and security.
Faced with this situation, the social organizations, institutions and people who signed below reiterate the need to protect, respect and ensure the concrete exercise of Human Rights, especially for those who are unprotected and in situations of neglect of national social policies that can be made position.
We urgently call on the Government of Chile and the governments of the Americas to react and propose concrete measures of humanitarian aid and reception mechanisms for those who, escaping from violence, hunger or poverty, have had to move to another place. We can not be just spectators.
We call for a medium and long-term action by the American nations to generate effective and efficient coordinated cooperation actions in Central America, demanding that the cooperation goals be met "to allocate 0.7% of the gross national income to official development assistance from developing countries and between 0.15% and 0.20% of gross national income to official development assistance from the least developed countries "(Target 17.2 Sustainable Development Goals UN) .
We urgently request the international organizations to provide immediate and urgent help to the people who are part of this caravan, taking into consideration the magnitude and humanitarian consequences of continuing to arrive late.
Migration concerns us all, also to organizations of civil society or autonomous state that work every day contributing to the construction of a world without poverty, more just and egalitarian. We want to do it hand in hand with states, citizens and especially with those who suffer violence and exclusion in their own flesh. We assume our own responsibility to contribute in this humanitarian crisis, making visible, breaking down prejudices and participating in initiatives that allow concrete solutions to be given to it.
Adhere to this statement:
|Faride Zerán. National Prize of Journalism. Vice-president Communications, U of Chile
Maria Emilia Tijoux, Academic U of Chile
Claudio Nash, Academician U from Chile
Gonzalo Diaz National Arts Award
Sergio Campos. National Journalism Award
Diamela Eltit. National Literature Prize
Roxana Pey Academic U of Chile
Ximena Poo Academic U of Chile
Karla Toro President of the Fech
Ignacio Aguero. Filmmaker
Cristián Galaz. Filmmaker
Andrea Ugalde Filmmaker
Andrés Wood. Filmmaker
Pablo Oyarzún. Philosopher.Academician of Chile
Carlos Ruiz Encina. Academic U of Chile
Ximena Valdés Subercaseaux, academic Christian Humanism Academy
Leonardo Moreno, Executive Director FUSUPO
Benito Baranda, Executive President of América Solidaria Internacional
Marcela Guillibrand, Network of Voluntary Organizations of Chile
José Bengoa, Historian, academic University Academy of Christian Humanism
Lucía Dammert, Academic Santiago University of Chile
Sergio Trabucco P. Filmmaker
Francisca Vargas, Academic Diego Portales University
Adriana Delpiano, Former Minister of State
Alejandra Pizarro, Executive Director of COS
Elizabeth Lira. National Award of Hdes. And Social Sciences. Academic U Alberto Hurtado
Beatriz Sánchez, Journalist
Manuel Antonio Garretón, National Award of Humanities and Social Sciences. Academic U of Chile
José Maza National Exact Sciences Award
Ramón Griffero. Playwright. Theater Director University of Chile
María Elena Wood, Journalist
Alejandra Fuenzalida S. Executive Director, United Way Chile
Angela Abello, Executive Director of Forja Chile
María de los Ángeles Castro, Executive Director Fundación Infancia Primero
Felipe Rodríguez, Executive Director of Fundación Amigos de Jesús
Felipe Arteaga, Executive Director of the Housing Foundation
Nury González Director of the Museum of American Popular Art. Academic U of Chile
Sofía Barahona, former President FEUC
Mary Anne Müller, Origin Foundation
Francisco Morales, President Feuc
Elicura Chihuailaf. Poet
Olga Grau. Academic U Chile
Loreto Rebolledo. Director of the Communication and Image Institute .U of Chile
Sergio Laurenti Executive Director Good Neighbors Chile
Esperanza Cueto, President of Fundación Colunga
Alejandra Sepúlveda, Executive Director Woman Community
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