Diary of Humanitarian Roraima Mission – Dec 17

Saturday, December 17

The group of volunteers “Amigos do Sorriso” (“Friends of Smile”) performed several activities with the adults and children in the CRI – Center of Reference to the Immigrant. The group brought about 600 kg of donations of food and offered to work as volunteers in the CRI.

Donations of clothes were received from a Spiritist group from the city of Boa Vista, who also offered to help in the CRI.

Visit of a representative of an Adventist Church of Boa Vista.

Meeting with Chiefs in the CRI.

“We could listen to them and perceive the gratitude they expressed. They do not want to be treated as beggers; as a people, they have an identity and want to collaborate in the Center. From this contact, we will advance a lot in this work done with the Indigenous people”, said Clara, a missionary of the Fraternidade – International Humanitarian Federation.

In a talk with authorities, the creation of a new place for the Center was mentioned, including a place where the refugees could spend the night.

In the afternoon, raising of donations of food in the Fair of the Producer.

Distribution of dinner.