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On the occasion of World Migrant Day (December 18), the Jesuit Migrant Service (SJM-E) has launched a video campaign to explain the functioning of the Communities of Hospitality that it set up in Spain almost three years ago.

The project covers Barcelona, Madrid, Seville, Bilbao and Valencia.

Families or communities of lay people and religious are collaborating in the reception of families and refugees. The network has more than 300 volunteers and welcomes more than 100 migrants in need of protection each year.

This reception project seeks to respond to the first arrival, that is to say the emergency and temporary reception of migrants who arrive at Spain and cannot access the system resources. And the long-term reception (up to 2 years) to vulnerable migrants, especially families, once they have exhausted the benefits of the reception system and need more support to achieve their autonomy.

These experiences seek to articulate citizen solidarity in order to give an integral response to migrants that responds to the gaps in the national system of protection and integration; and promote experiences of encounter and hospitality that facilitate integration, coexistence and the construction of plural societies.

Within the framework of the Jesuit Hospitality Campaign, the Jesuit Migrant Service network has promoted the implementation of these communities. You can see in these videos everything that has generated both in the people who have been welcomed, as in the communities of hospitality this experience. Specifically in the network of families in Barcelona, in the Community of Guadalupe (Madrid), in Casa Mambré (Seville), in Jesuiten Extea (Bilbao) and in Valencia.

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