Home is... where refugees are welcome with open arms by Giacomo Alessi
We are used to associating the word home with a place where we can stay for a long time but for refugees is not the same thing beacuse they are used to changing their home for several times, due to wars or periods of political instability.Luckily, there are some people who kindly receive some refugees in order to help them with their difficult situations and, sometimes, they create a friendship that lasts also after the period of welcome.
This is the story of a homeless shelter located in Asti, a city of northern Italy, that has helped four Afghan refugees recenlty. Their story has been very hard and difficult because the police has impeded their welcome...however they have gave up in front of their regular residency permit. After a brief period, they have left the homeless shelter but Pippo Delbono, the supervisor of the structure has said that he had missed them so much.
This story is also an invite not to have prejudices about refugees beacuse maybe at first impact they can scare yoy, but they are normal people as us so try to open with them...AND SAY NO TO RACISM!
( Pippo Delbono is also an actor, musicist and a theatrical choereographer )