EVENTI PASSATI

MISSION MAY/JUNE 2021

When I think of this mission, I think of flowers. I have been covered with bunches of small colorful flowers and kids put small rings and bracelets around my wrists. Receiving flowers is always heartwarming: in the camp there is only sand and dust and children must go a long distance to pick up flowers. […]

MISSION 16-21 FEBRUARY 2021

We left from Milan taking all the precautions and safety measures imposed by Covid pandemic, still when we arrived we got stuck in Istanbul because of snow! We had to wait until 4 o’clock in the morning before we could leave for our destination.    It was me (Arianna) and Paolo Messina, a photographer. We […]

MISSION IN TURKEY OCTOBER 2020 – BUILDING THE WATER WELL

In October we go to the camp twice: in mid-October and at the end of the month. Since our last mission in August, we have worked tirelessly to the project of the water well for the camp. We have developed the project through many contacts, quotations, video calls and we have run a fundraising campaign. […]

MISSION IN TURKEY – AUGUST 2020

The Covid19 pandemic caused the closure of all borders. As a result, four months have passed since we last visited the camp. During this time we have been able to keep up our projects (food packs, wood and coal supply, monthly vouchers for the orphans in the camp and the families in the urban area) […]

MISSION IN TURKEY – FEBRUARY AND MARCH 2020

We leave at the end of February in a moment of deep uncertainty due to Covid19 world pandemic. It is me (Arianna) and Luca. We are not frightened by the situation, nevertheless before leaving we collect all the information necessary to ensure we have a safe journey and we don’t find ourselves unprepared. Malpensa airport […]

MISSION IN TURKEY JANUARY AND FEBRUARY 2020

In January and February the weather was cold and the children of the camp were all barefoot and had no jackets. Only me (Arianna) and Luca made it to the camp this time, but we managed to buy and distribute 2 tracks full of boots and jackets to more than 1000 children. The organisation of […]

MISSION IN TURKEY OCTOBER, NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER 2019

In the last months of 2019 we were able to go to Turkey regularly every month. In October the group was very cohesive: two doctors, one photographer and Elisabetta from Comitato Mahmud, responsible for the small school tent, the Rainbow Tent, where they organise recreational activities and the work of two local teachers. The weather […]

SMALL SCHOOL AT THE REFUGEES CAMP IN TURCHEY – October 22nd 2019

Situation Turkey hosts the largest number of Syrian refugees who fled from their country at the beginning of the war. According to UNCHR, 3.654.173 million refugees have registered at the Turkish government, while a vast amount of people live in the unstructured camps spread across the country. The region of Adana hosts one of those […]

MISSION IN TURKEY – September 2019

I write about this mission only three months after. I don’t know if this is good or not. Emotions settle down and change, but never leave you. It’s six years now that I (Arianna) go back and forth to the camps and sometimes I don’t know which direction to take in my life. Still I […]

MISSION IN TURKEY – August 2019

The mission in August is very particular and “full”. We have more time to think and go deep. This time Lidia is our only volunteer and she goes to the camp together with a friend of her. For an entire week they stay close to the border hosted by Majad (The Sons of War), who […]

Pizzata sotto le stelle…cadenti

MISSION IN TURKEY – July 2019

This mission is particularly important for us: we will not only provide medical aid and food packs, but we will also try to census all the children. In the camp there are more than a thousand children. More than a hundred are orphans of one or both parents. We want to census the orphans first, […]