Refugee Cuban Children: The Role of the Catholic Welfare Bureau of the Diocese of Miami, Florida in Receiving, Caring for and Placing Unaccompanied Cuban Refugee Children, 1960 – 1963
There are many events that can threaten the security of an individual and cause him to seek the aid of his fellow man in times of severe stress or impending disaster. Disease, unemployment, accident, natural disasters, mental breakdown, war and revolution are some of the misfortunes that can threaten the well-being of a person and his family and bring severe anxiety into many lives. Because we live in a society where individuals and families depend on one another and assist one another at such trying times, a degree of security is almost taken for granted. Help will be forthcoming and in a predictable way and amount from relatives, neighbors or friends. If necessary, private or public agencies established to relieve emergency needs can be called upon for help. As a last resort, the federal government, which of its very nature is concerned with the welfare of its people, is confidently expected to use all the resources at the disposal of the nation's strength to bring relief when a distressing event strikes an individual, a community or an entire nation. But the distress and confusion are compounded for the victim when the very source of his comfort: his neighbors and his government, become the threatening and aggressor forces. History is replete with examples of man's inhumanity to his fellow-man when greed, hatred and lust for power cause the "conquerors" to seek vengeance and even extermination of their compatriots.
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Adessa, Dominick Joseph, "Refugee Cuban Children: The Role of the Catholic Welfare Bureau of the Diocese of Miami, Florida in Receiving, Caring for and Placing Unaccompanied Cuban Refugee Children, 1960 – 1963" (1964). ETD Collection for Fordham University. AAI30670794.