Safety, shelter and school for Moises

Already a budding journalist, ten year old Moises wants to tell the world what Venezuelan refugees have been through.

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When 10-year-old Moises walks through the narrow tracks of the UNHCR camp in Boa Vista, Brazil, he has one goal in mind. With a plastic microphone in one hand and a home-made video camera in the other, he wants to interview his fellow refugees and tell the world about what they’ve been through.

“I want to be a journalist because of what’s going on in Venezuela,” he says. ”There’s a lot of hunger. There’s no light.”

Moises, who has a form of autism, fled his native Venezuela with his mother, sister and grandmother because of the continuing political and economic crisis. They’re amongst thousands of families who have now left, primarily on foot over land borders, in the largest outflow in the region’s recent history.

UNHCR is working with the governments of neighbouring countries to protect and care for Venezuelan refugees and provide them with shelter. Thanks to supporters like you, Moises is now safe in one of the camps we support and enjoys attending school with his friends.

Moises (10) plays Journalist interviewing refugees in front of their shelter in Rondon 3 temporary shelter.

Moises (10) plays Journalist interviewing refugees in front of their shelter in Rondon 3 temporary shelter. Photo: © UNHCR/Vincent Tremeau

Moises (10) plays Journalist interviewing refugees in front of their shelter in Rondon 3 temporary shelter.

Moises (10) plays Journalist interviewing refugees in front of their shelter in Rondon 3 temporary shelter. Photo: © UNHCR/Vincent Tremeau

He also has a message for children around the world:

“Children should be good to each other. Don’t treat me badly and I won’t treat you badly and we can all treat each other well.”

Learn more about the Venezuelan crisis.

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