May 2017 mission
In the heat of May 2017, we were able to bring humanitarian aid to Jordan in the refugee camps of Al Mafraq, on the outskirts of Amman and finally to Zaatari. A total of 191 families were counted in poverty and discomfort.
This time with us came Dr. Andolina who for years has been a volunteer in war areas, Luigi Lapi who will become one of the most important people for the construction of a house for mothers in difficulty and orphans; Francesca Ghirardelli, journalist and writer, and Johanna Hauksdottir also came. Arianna Martini, who has traveled the streets for several years to bring help to the neediest children, coordinated the mission. We delivered water and food packages to all the families we met. Each package contained vegetables, rice, oil, salt, sugar, dried fruit and bottles of drinking water. Later, in Al Mafraq we delivered stationery for a school where Syrian children can find a form of normality in addition to education.
Although these people are proven by hunger, thirst and disease (as well as the psychological suffering caused by their condition), as always they have been welcoming and kind to us. Not only did they share the little food they had with us, but we shared smiles, emotions, cries and hugs.
Once back, it’s really painful to think about those people. We cannot explain how it is possible that a few kilometers from us there are hundreds of children who are suffering, traumatized, hungry and sometimes completely alone. Despite this, however, we will not get discouraged. Instead, we will continue to fight to ensure that even these children, these people, have a dignified life. Beyond the precious school of Mafraq, we will try to build a house that hosts orphans and mothers in need.
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