Together to find each other people

Hi, I'm Elona and since June I've been on theisland of Lesbos, Greece, as a volunteer of Operazione Colomba, the nonviolent peace corps of the Comunità Papa Giovanni XXIII.Every day I deal with people who are fleeing from countries at war or where their lives are in extreme danger. They face a risky journey to reach the longed-for Europe, hoping to find peace and denied rights.YetEurope, the champion of rights, turns into a prison for these people. They live in closed, guarded and controlled camps. In plastic tents where in winter the cold penetrates your bones and in summer the heat suffocates your breath. Most of these people are children who do not know what it means to live in a house. Being here allows me to meet them, to recognize them and recognize myself in them, to hear their stories and the injustices they suffer, but above all it allows me to share a piece of life. Together we laugh, we cry, we chat, we look into each other's eyes and we embrace to find ourselves whole. Together we try to find a solution to everyday problems, to the lack of food, to health problems, to legal problems... together we build a new way to find ourselves as people. Your help is important to continue with our presence and support the refugees in their needs.Help me to continue this project that is very important to me!Thank you for your help!

Together to find each other people

Fundraising by Elona Aliko

Hi, I'm Elona and since June I've been on theisland of Lesbos, Greece, as a volunteer of Operazione Colomba, the nonviolent peace corps of the Comunità Papa Giovanni XXIII.


Every day I deal with people who are fleeing from countries at war or where their lives are in extreme danger. They face a risky journey to reach the longed-for Europe, hoping to find peace and denied rights.

YetEurope, the champion of rights, turns into a prison for these people. They live in closed, guarded and controlled camps. In plastic tents where in winter the cold penetrates your bones and in summer the heat suffocates your breath. Most of these people are children who do not know what it means to live in a house.


Being here allows me to meet them, to recognize them and recognize myself in them, to hear their stories and the injustices they suffer, but above all it allows me to share a piece of life. Together we laugh, we cry, we chat, we look into each other's eyes and we embrace to find ourselves whole.

Together we try to find a solution to everyday problems, to the lack of food, to health problems, to legal problems... together we build a new way to find ourselves as people.


Your help is important to continue with our presence and support the refugees in their needs.

Help me to continue this project that is very important to me!

Thank you for your help!

4,316 €

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3,500 €
52 Donations

Thousands of men, women and children who have fled war and misery arrive at the Lesbos refugee camp in Greece with the hope of a new beginning, but here they discover only more suffering. The Pope John XXIII Community has chosen to be in Lesbos to share the drama of this humanity, to give a voice to these unheard people. The presence of the Community's volunteers and of Operazione Colomba (the Community's non-violent peace corps) and the reception in the family house in Athens is indispensable: help us to be present alongside the men, women and children who are suffering in desperate silence. They need us now.

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