Friday, September 9, 2011

Oaxacan Mass Honors 97th World Day of Migrants

By the Mexico-based International Team

On Saturday September 3rd, the WFP Mexico Team attended a special Mass for Migrants in Oaxaca. We were joined by a number of our partner organizations and several migrants staying at the local shelter, where we heard testimonials from migrants and a homily that urged all of us to act in defense of those who are forced from home.

Click here for voices from the celebration.

Oaxaca Mexico is a place familiar with migration. Thousands of Oaxacans have left the state seeking work opportunities in other parts of Mexico as well as the United States. Oaxaca is also part of the route taken by thousands of Central Americans risking their lives to make it to the U.S.

For more photos of the mass, click here.

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