The political and economic upheavals in Venezuela have resulted in over four million Venezuelans fleeing the country for a better, stable life elsewhere. Nearly half a million have come to Ecuador, resulting in a growing refugee crisis unlike anything the country has seen in its history. Intent on creating community and hope for the Venezuelan diaspora, Urdaneta, a native of Venezuela, conceptualizes a self-sufficient refugee center that offers housing, migratory and job search assistance, as well as educational programs, helping Venezuelans weather this disruptive change.
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