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The beginning of each mission sees the pharmacy and the supermarket as the first stops. The employees and cashiers know who we are, they know why we are there and like every time, even this one, we came out with a huge amount of shopping that required 5 trolleys to be transported: 100 kg flour, 100 kg pulses, 50 kg sugar , 50 kg salt, 80 l of oil, 100 kg rice and then still many, many packs of sweets, lots of chocolate bars and, since you can not mess around with your teeth, even toothbrushes and toothpaste. The car, made available by the volunteer that helps us, was so full that we could not do anything except pile packets of pulses on the dashboard at the front!

To get to the camp we had to walk along a road in the middle of fields of vegetables and peppers. It would have been a pleasant pastoral vision had it not been for the bent backs of Syrian men, women and children, all intent on picking vegetables.

We arrive at the first part of the camp which has 120 tents, and it immediately becomes evident that they are not camping tents, but improvised solutions with plastic sheeting, wooden canes, twine and drapes.

We put all the food in the common tent, divided by type, and the person in charge of the camp together with his son take on the task of distributing it. Each family gets two packets of pulses, a packet of rice, a bottle of oil, a packet of salt or sugar.

The camp is located near a river, which means having a water source that can be easily accessed. Here the refugees fill tanks that once were used for detergents; the water, even if present is not clean, even the waste and rubbish end up there.

In the distance there is another camp: a camp of Syrians (130 tents) created on a rubbish tip of which the remains are still there. Some barefoot children play on the wet and filthy ground with plastic cups found there: they pick them up, put them in their mouths and this seems to be how they spend their time. In this part of the expanse there is only one source of water, a pipe that emerges from the ground and which in hiccups dispenses water for the 130 tents.

The hygienic conditions of the two settlements are disastrous. Hygiene in the fields does not exist: flies and insects everywhere, flies and even more insects, which crawl on your hands, on your face, which go into your mouth, flies and insects that in the end you don-t even feel anymore. The bathrooms are holes in the ground around which 4 branches of wood have been fixed and pieces of material have been hung. In the second camp, even water is a big problem: it is in a big bucket, filled with canisters, which must be enough for 4/5 families and whose content must be used to wash objects and for personal hygiene.

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The food, vegetables and Arabic bread,  is cooked thanks to improvised fires in large iron pots. I still smile at the thought of what the women were cooking when we arrived at the camp: fried aubergines and bread, the same dish that my Sicilian grandmother prepared for me on summer afternoons.

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Queste foto si riferiscono ad un gruppo di bambini orfani che vivono nella tendopoli di Atma, uno dei più grandi campi profughi presenti in territorio siriano lungo il confine turco, nella regione di Idlib.

Atma era un campo di olivi sotto i quali la gente che scappava dalla regione di Idlib trovava rifugio. Oggi conta almeno 14.000 rifugiati, di cui 4.000 circa bambini. Non ci sono associazioni internazionali ma tutto si basa sul volontariato. Non c’è una vera cucina da campo ma solo una piccola tenda adibita a cucina che riesce a provvedere ad un solo pasto caldo al giorno; non c’è un ospedale,ma solo una tenda infermeria; non c’è acqua corrente ma il servizio idrico è gestito con cisterne con le quali ogni famiglia riempie la sua tanica; ci sono 4 servizi igenici in tutto il campo; non c’è energia elettrica.

 

Alcuni di questi bambini sono completamente soli, altri più fortunati hanno ancora qualche parente che cerca di prendersi cura di loro, con estrema difficoltà. Ci ha raccontato di loro un nostro contatto fidato: sono stati raccolti che vivevano per strada nei villaggi intorno da un ragazzo dal cuore grande grande, che li ha riuniti in questo gruppo e portati al campo profughi, in questo modo possono ricevere sostegnoaiuto e protezione.

Il gruppo di cui vi parliamo è composto da 70 bambini e bambine di età varie che vivono in condizioni di estrema precarietà: caldo torrido, senza affetto, senza cibo, con chissà quali traumi dovuti alla violenza vissuta e alla miseria.

Il progetto di Support Syrian Children inizia a giugno 2015 con quanto raccolto a Verdellino (Bergamo) durante la lotteria organizzata da Licia: i proventi da questo evento sono stati subito destinati all’acquisto di farina per fare pane per tutti loro, in quantità sufficiente per alcune settimane.

Ora con cadenza settimanale, vengono distribuiti generi alimentari sufficienti per tutti i bambini, diversi a seconda delle disponibilità a reperire il materiale e alle esigenze che emergono. Le distribuzioni sono documentate (per lo più da immagini fotografiche) e le spese sostenute per gli acquisti sono rendicontate.

Il progetto è realizzato grazie alla continua generosità dei sostenitori, grazie a ogni singolo piccolo contributo e donazione raccolto. Ricordiamo che l’organizzazione non trattiene per sé alcuna parte delle donazioni che percepisce.

Per poter contribuire al sostentamento di questi bambini, per farli crescere almeno senza soffrire la fame e non abbandonati, nella speranza forse ingenua che la loro situazione di estrema precarietà si possa risolvere o possa evolvere al meglio, si può fare un versamento specificando la causale ‘Progetto orfani Atma‘: qui le coordinate per farlo.

 

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Daraa is a town located in southern Syria, on the border with Jordan, theater since 2011 of bloody clashes and devastation among the civilian population. It is difficult for International Organizations to know the number of civilian victims and refugees, mainly  children, helpless victims of other people’s folly.

Here in Daraa, a heap of ruins  and destruction, The Son of War for Children, the London-based charity found a structure  to be used as a school, with a large living room, a room where to cook lunch, and a small garden with some trees where the children can play.

In this school children, aged between 4 and 6 years, orphans of a parent or of both , find shelter.

Here these orphan children can do pre-school and recreational activities in a safe and secure environment, receive a wholesome meal every day, 5 days a week, from 8 to 14.

In this safe and healthy environment there is a reception center, where the children feel the warmth of a family, overcome the traumas caused by the war, and  can receive the necessary tools that in the future can enable them to change the fate of their country, in peace.

Project target

Our target is to help The Son of War for Children / London responsible of the project, to  support this school on an ongoing basis contributing to monthly expenses such as renting, salaries for the two teachers and nanny, canteen and the necessary for recreational school activities.

Let us remember that education is not only a right but a  concrete instrument for  changing  reality in a non – violent way in countries at war.

Why  not offer  these children the opportunity for a life of love and care   far from wars?

What to do?

Support us with free donations, causal payment “Daraa’s house”:!

You can find here the instructions to make donations safely. Thanks!

Daraa school and its little guests want to thank you for your help

For more information write to info@supportandsustainchildren.org

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La missione di Support and Sustain Children presso i profughi dislocati nelle piccole tendopoli lungo il confine turco-siriano si è appena conclusa, e i nostri volontari, dopo qualche lieve problema intestinale, sono rientrati nelle loro famiglie, sfiniti per la tensione e l’impegno ma anche carichi di soddisfazioni. Come sempre accade ad ogni rientro, ci si porta a casa la gioia legata i sorrisi ricevuti, ma anche molta preoccupazione per i bisogni incontrati e riscontrati.

La situazione al campo

La situazione al campo che abbiamo visitato va infatti velocemente peggiorando: ci sono circa 700 persone, tra cui moltissimi bambini di tutte le età, qualcuno anche invalido o handicappato, lasciato a se stesso. La situazione igienico-sanitaria è assolutamente drammatica, i bimbi hanno fame e moltissimi sono malati, il caldo insopportabile e l’approvvigionamento di acqua sporca e contaminata dal fiume causa gravi problemi intestinali.

La missione presso i profughi dislocati nelle piccole tendopoli lungo il confine turco-siriano si è appena conclusa, e i nostri volontari, dopo qualche lieve problema intestinale, sono rientrati nelle loro famiglie, sfiniti per la tensione e l’impegno ma anche carichi di soddisfazioni. Come sempre accade ad ogni rientro, ci si porta a casa la gioia legata i sorrisi ricevuti, ma anche molta preoccupazione per i bisogni incontrati e riscontrati.

La distribuzione di generi alimentari

Abbiamo provveduto, grazie alle donazioni che ci sono state affidate, ad acquistare cibo e generi di primissima necessità. Ecco alcune foto della distribuzione di generi alimentari: per qualche giorno potranno avere un pasto garantito!

L’intervento dei volontari medici

La presenza nella squadra di due medici, Paolo Rossi di Goal Smile Onlus e Marino Andolina, pediatra triestino, è stata assolutamente determinante: hanno visitato più di 100 bimbi, alcuni casi gravissimi, moltissimi con la leishmaniosi[*] , tutti bisognosi non solo di cure mediche ma anche di attenzioni e di affetto.

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Our project to support Atma refugee camp continues regarding  particularly orphan children and, when it is possible, the entire community.

In agreement with our partners who always update us about the situation of children and the camp, we have chosen to concentrate our efforts on a very precious good: clean drinking and possible fresh water.

The camp gives hospitality to 70.000 people but no running water. A tank system is used where families can get water. The ration of water is 10 liters per day per family including drinking, cooking and washing if possible.

It is absolutely  insufficient. Families are numerous and the need to drink is strong especially for those who live in tents. In that area temperatures can range between 39 – 52 degrees.

Thanks to  the contribution of our supporters and to the precious collaboration of Bridge of peace, particularly of Tamer, responsible of Bridge of Peace Middle East,

Support Syrian Children managed to distribute 2.400 liters of water and ice.

In total four tanks , three in Atma camp and 1 in Al Wlled camp (near few km from Atma).

Thanks also to the commitment of 3 people for a whole day.

In the end , we succedeed in helping  120 families. As we always  do,  we first favoured the  families made up of single mothers with small children, mainly those who take care of the increasingly number of orphans. We totally reached 500 people, 400  of them children.

The inhabitants of the two camps strongly appreciated the arrival of clean, potable and fresh water, and asked us to be able  to enjoy of this great gift also in the following days: for them now water and food are the greatest blessing.

Tamer, whom we cannot but thank, without him we wouldn’t be able to act, left us  his feelings:

” It was not easy, but seeing the  children so happy was paramount , and made the venture less tiring. Their enthusiasm and their help were very important. Despite the environmental difficulties, the children did their best  to make our job easier.  The joy on their faces  is a priceless reward for  our commitment .

They are wonderful children, their will to live and their joyful effort to overcome the great difficulties always surprise me,  better, they always teach me something more.  We will never stop helping them.”

Our goal has been reached,  we cannot but thank  all the people who backed us  and gave financial support.

Thank you!

We would like  to be able to carry on with this project , and hope for your never ending help.

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Today the little orphans  at  Atma have received a liter of milk each , and their smiles make us happy! Thanks to everybody who allowed us  to fulfill our  small gesture. And above all thanks to Marzia Scura for her generosity. It is thanks to her that the children  today are happy and smile! It was not easy to start with the distribution, and for us,  today is a very important day. We hope from the bottom of our heart that it will be the beginning of a never ending action. We want to see other smiles. We want these children to feel that someone, even from  far away, minds of them and takes care of them.

 

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In February some SSCH members have left Italy with 200 coats and 150 fleeces which have been divided in two two refugee camps. In addition they have brought 150 food packs in the camp n.1

Camp 1:

The first camp we targeted for the February mission is an official camp menaged by Syria. The refugees receive two meals every day but they are not sufficient for a suitable subsistence level. In this camp there is no solidairity neither reciprocal help between refugees.
Camp 2:
The second one is a spontaneous camp and for this reason there aren’t any assignments save our interventions in the months of November, December and February. On November we became aquainted with Mohammed’s situation, a children affected by what seemed not treated hepatitis. He was suffering because of liquids dumped in his abdomen; this was making him die slowly. For this reason in the months of November and December has took part in the mission a heart-surgeon woman who, in addition to take care and cure Mohammed, has attended all the children of the camp. As in February, also in December we have brought with us coats, fleeces and food. On February on our reporting it has been possible also an intervention by IOM which brought tents, blankets and boots for kids. In this camp there are either solidarity and mutual help.
Both of the camps are the portait of poverty. The ground is covered of mud, water and snow which make a dramatic situation as it is severely worse. We remind that the cold is one of the predominant cause of death.

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