At a Christmas concert in Panama, refugees are the guests of honour / Refugiados reciben el regalo de la música en Navidad
UNHCR, 24 Dec 2019
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As the founder and director of the Panama Philharmonic Orchestra, Víctor Mata knows the power of music to soothe spirits and open hearts.
And as a Venezuelan who left his country eight years ago at the start of a crisis that has forced millions of his compatriots to flee rampant inflation, shortages and a breakdown in security and public services, he also knows how difficult the quest to find safety can be.