I learned to dream

It is now almost ten years since Operation Dove came into my life.Since then I have met in Albania the silent pain of Lule, whose son was taken from her by a violent hand.I have met Muna's dull eyes outside a camp for asylum seekers in Greece.I met Mariam's tears in a tent in a Syrian refugee camp in Lebanon.I wonder, today, what I have learned and what all this pain can bring me.I learned the joy of waiting when a few months ago Lule laughingly told me she was "at peace."I learned the thrill of freedom when Muna welcomed us into the house and taking off her veil told us "with you I feel safe."I learned the tenderness of the encounter when despite the absence of a common language the embrace between Mariam and me spoke without words.In these ten years of Operation Dove I have learned to dream.I have learned to dream of a peaceful future with Lule.I have learned to dream of the right of international protection for Muna.I have learned to dream of the right to return home for Mariam."There is that now that I have learned to dream, I will not stop" (Negrita/Fiorella Mannoia).And you, will you help me not to stop dreaming?To continue I need you too.Thank you!

I learned to dream

Fundraising by Nadia Cadrobbi

It is now almost ten years since Operation Dove came into my life.

Since then I have met in Albania the silent pain of Lule, whose son was taken from her by a violent hand.

I have met Muna's dull eyes outside a camp for asylum seekers in Greece.

I met Mariam's tears in a tent in a Syrian refugee camp in Lebanon.

I wonder, today, what I have learned and what all this pain can bring me.

I learned the joy of waiting when a few months ago Lule laughingly told me she was "at peace."

I learned the thrill of freedom when Muna welcomed us into the house and taking off her veil told us "with you I feel safe."

I learned the tenderness of the encounter when despite the absence of a common language the embrace between Mariam and me spoke without words.

In these ten years of Operation Dove I have learned to dream.

I have learned to dream of a peaceful future with Lule.

I have learned to dream of the right of international protection for Muna.

I have learned to dream of the right to return home for Mariam.

"There is that now that I have learned to dream, I will not stop" (Negrita/Fiorella Mannoia).

And you, will you help me not to stop dreaming?

To continue I need you too.

Thank you!

630 €

-190 Days
32%
2,000 €
12 Donations
The fundraiser supports the project: Operation Dove
Total project goal: 15.000 €

Operazione Colomba's volunteers work side by side with victims in conflict zones, living with them 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, sharing risks and hardships but also hopes and possible solutions. Thanks to their international presence and nonviolent actions, they protect the lives of defenseless civilians and concretely build Peace where there is hatred and violence. Peace in the world is a common good: to build it, we need everyone's help.

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