Barbara Hendricks: “Our current insecurity, refugees are constantly feeling it”

Barbara Hendricks, goodwill ambassador for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), gives a charity concert online at. 21 Friday, May 22, entitled “The Path to Freedom”. The proceeds from this outstanding event, which is broadcast live, will be donated to the humanitarian organization. The American singer returns to France 24 on this initiative, while the Covid-19 pandemic has aggravated the precarious situation of many refugees.

“At present, refugees are among the most marginalized and vulnerable people in our society: they are mostly housed in overcrowded camps, where they have little access to water, soap and social distancing are almost impossible there.”, Explains the American singer in France 24 Barbara Hendricks, in advance of the charity concert which she will give from Stockholm in Sweden in favor of UNHCR.

“I said to myself with the containment and all the uncertainty we all have in our lives now: this is what refugees feel all the time. They wonder: when will our children be able to go back to school? Will it be our life? And when can we start having a normal life? … “

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