Steps on the border
Fundraising by Michela Mazzucchi
Letter for my dear friends, new friends, historical friends, acquaintances and relatives who support me despite my incurable distance from home.
I am opening a fundraiser with Operation Dove. I do it because what I have seen, heard and experienced cannot remain confined in a suspended space and time.
What I saw: people drained by the lack of perspectives in Lebanon who take a visa for Belarus hoping then to be able to get to Europe through the border with Poland. I saw a huge deployment of armed forces at the edge of the Polish forest, the wet clothes of migrants scattered among the trees. I felt the cold of the continental winter freezing my nose and hands and I wanted to return to a warm place but at the same time I thought of the migrants who for weeks remain exposed to this climate, to the rain and snow and I experienced a great sense of helplessness, a sense of impossibility and inadequacy of it all.
But I believe that it is not possible to stand by and watch, I believe that we are all called upon to do something to show our opposition to this situation, our inability to accept that there are first-class human lives and second-class human lives. I believe it is not right, so I have decided to take my own steps, not to turn away.
Not everyone can pick up and go, it's normal, really, but everyone can read, listen to a testimony and support a project and if you have already read this short letter up to this point I think you are on the right path of non-indifference.
I was able to get to know Operazione Colomba and spend some time in the project in Lebanon and also experience the first approach to the Polish situation; I think it's worth to continue and to do so there is the need for those who are interested to put in as much as they can to continue the exploratory trips to Poland, to stock up on basic necessities for the migrants (water and food) and to buy dry and warm clothes so that the people in the forest don't freeze to death, as unfortunately has already happened.
Whoever wants can ask me for more information, I'm more than willing and happy to answer and tell who the Dove is and where it operates.
Merry Christmas and thank you very much for what you will give.