This story comes from Vincentian Family NGOs at the UN

The Fight Against Xenophobia – Welcoming the Stranger

Fear. Fear of the unknown. Fear of the “different.” Fear through misunderstanding. Xenophobia is the fear or dislike of foreign-born individuals. The very idea of xenophobia is rooted in fear for oneself and way of life; however, this fear and abrasiveness is hurtful and misplaced. At the core of migration issues are people, people looking for a new beginning, or simply safety and survival. Xenophobia plays with the emotion of fear and shapes that fear through misguided information and statements that create the hate rooted in xenophobia. Read more.