New York, November 3, 2021 – The Scalabrini International Migration Network shared its experience responding to the COVID-19 crisis at the Emergency Humanitarian Relief Webinar, organized in partnership with La Salle and Caplor Horizons on November 3, 2021.
This virtual Zoom event was part of the Cycle of Lasallian Open Webinars, and its main objective was to talk about how to enable the global community to respond to major international crises.
Speakers of the webinar included Brother Craig Franz, FSC, Executive Director of La Salle International Foundation in Washington DC; Keane Palatino, International Coordinator for Young Lasallians in Rome; Sharon Granados, Development Associates at SIMN; and Emanuele Selleri, Executive Director of Agenzia Scalabriniana per la Cooperazione allo Sviluppo, Europa- Africa.
SIMN’s intervention included an overview of the global campaign to support migrants, refugees, displaced people, and the local needed population #Scalabrinian Support for COVID-19 Response as well as the successful parallel campaign #UNASOLACASA organized by Agenzia Scalabriniana per la Cooperazione allo Sviluppo. By presenting the ways in which Lasallians and SIMN have responded to international crises and sharing their major achievements, participants of the event were able to learn the importance of connectivity, collaboration, association, and the culture of helping when a major international crisis occurs.
The webinar was an inspiring event and a great opportunity to learn by detail from what other organizations have done regarding humanitarian emergency reliefs campaigns. “Our campaigns, in addition to the humanitarian and emergency response, seek to generate concrete responses for the integration and promotion of the migrant and refugee as contributors to the social, economic, and cultural development of host societies. Our premise is to respect the territory that welcomes these people and our missions. Our support also extends to local communities, their people, and their institutions. Faith-based communities will continue to be critical for the post Covid-19 humanitarian response,” stated Sharon Granados, Development Associates at SIMN.