Jesse Tyler Ferguson joins Venezuelans
Sejuti Mourin of DOT
UNHCR Supporter and Actor, Jesse Tyler Ferguson joins Venezuelans starting a new journey 30,000 Venezuelans cross this bridge every day. It’s the main pathway from Venezuela to Colombia. Some are coming for food and medicine they can’t get in Venezuela. 5,000 Venezuelans search for a new country to call home every day. Jesse
said that, ‘what’s really striking me are the people who are bringing huge suitcases and miles to find work, and food and shelter.’
There are now 2 million Venezuelans living outside their country. It’s the largest population movement in Latin America’s recent history. He also said that, ‘I sometimes have a hard time running two miles on a treadmill. So i’m thinking about these people who are going to walk 47 days to find a better life and its really moving that these people have such hope. It’s given me a lot to think about.’
As promised by the Modern Family actor, he logged into the official Instagram account for the UN Refugee Agency. However, as if yet, there are only two stories and posts. But nonetheless, as great as you might be expecting.
Source: UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency( Facebook page) & Dankanator