The Andreina Blua Award for Frontline Responders

2020 Award Recipients

Umar al-Ghubari

Umar al-Ghubari (Musheirfeh and Wahat el-Salaam) has worked for decades in the field of political education, shifting the discourse in Israel/Palestine to address the denial of the 1948 Nakba, to mark the Nakba in Palestinian communities, organizing visits and tours in the destroyed and expelled Palestinian towns, and to work on the right of Palestinian refugees for return.
His work emerged before consciousness of the plight of Palestinian refugees living inside Israel/Palestine gained momentum. In his efforts he has created pathways for Palestinian refugees to tell their stories and, when possible, to bring them back to their destroyed villages. He has brought busloads of Palestinians refugees to their villages to tell their stories to Jewish Israelis, who are willing to face the Nakba facts and to deal with Recognition, Responsibility and Redress.

Carlo Rubiolo

Carlo Rubiolo, is a retired teacher and deputy director of the diocesan Caritas of Saluzzo, Italy, where he has been a volunteer for over ten years. Carlo works to create shelter and humane living conditions for migrants in Northern Italy.