The EU Delegation to the Philippines together with the EU Member States present an array of online cultural activities. Film, Poetry, Music and Astronomy events are being showcased to to the Filipino audience to convey messages of hope, solidarity and friendship.
In 2019, I visited as Spanish Minister for Foreign Affairs the Simon Bolivar bridge, a 300 metres long bridge spanning Venezuela and Colombia. The bridge is named after the Venezuelan statesman and it was until the Venezuelan economic crisis a popular crossing point for citizens to shop across the border. Today, the bridge is a point where many Venezuelan refugees start the journey to look for a better future. At the time, I could witness the dire situations that many Venezuelans migrants and refugees are escaping from and the risks and misery they face. 5 million Venezuelan refugees and migrants have by now sought safety and new opportunities across the world, mostly in neighbouring countries. During my visit, I was already appointed as EU High Representative and was committed to organise European and international support for the refuges and migrants. The visit at the crossing over the Táchira River confirmed how badly this is needed.
En el marco del proyecto “Construyendo Paz”, ejecutado por Christian Aid y la Fundación de Estudios para la Aplicación del Derecho (FESPAD), co-financiado por la Unión Europea, se realizó la entrega de canastas básicas y kits de higiene para 500 familias de siete municipios de El Salvador: San Salvador, Ilopango, Soyapango, San Martín, Mejicanos, Ciudad Delgado y Cojutepeque.
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