Gaza one year after the war

30 September 2015

One year after the end of the military operation “Protective Edge”, which cost the lives of over 2.200 Palestinians, Gaza is still a pile of rubble. The materials for the reconstruction, which Israel allows to enter through Erez, are not accessible

The strength and courage of the women of Gaza

3 March 2015

Fatima, the director of the Children’s Land center, tells us how the population of Um al Nasser lived during the 50 days of the military operation “Protective Edge”. A unique and detailed witness, especially on the night in which the

The management of the post traumatic stress disorder in Gaza

26 October 2014

It’s started in October the series of meetings for women of the Um al Nasser village, on the management of post-traumatic stress disorder caused by the conflict and the ongoing violations of human rights. The first meeting, conducted by Rehab Rehan,

A pile of rubble

15 September 2014

Yes, our kindergarten is a pile of rubble. One can see our precious books, educational games, a piece of a laptop with the sticker Vento di Terra on it. There’s a lot of us in this scrap and if you stop

First interventions in Um al Nasser after the war

25 August 2014

There should be more than 800 tanks of water to cover the needs of storage and distribution for the population of Um al Nasser. Many of them have been damaged, some are unrepairable. Thanks to the first donations received for the Gaza Emergency

The Children’s Land destroyed by the Israeli army

23 July 2014

Um al Nasser, Gaza Strip, 20th July Israeli tanks and infantry occupied the village of Um Al Nasser on the night of July,17th forcing the entire community to leave their homes. Around 5000 people, the majority women and children, began fleeing rapidly

Syria Emergency: don’t leave them alone!

3 June 2014

More than 600,000 Syrians fled to Jordan since the beginning of the civil war in 2011. Forced to abandon everything and quickly, arriving in extreme vulnerability, with a growing need of care services and primary goods. Most of them moved in

The “informal” refugee camps

1 March 2014

About 20% of refugees reside in camps, where they receive a card for food, water, medical care and education; the rest of them are scattered in so called “informal” camps, located between the Syrian border and the Jordan Valley. The largest

Vento di Terra in Jordan for Syrian refugees

3 December 2013

Over 97% of Syrian refugees are hosted by neighboring countries and this involves a significant burden on the infrastructure, the economy and the society of the countries themselves. In Jordan there are about 550,000 Syrian refugees, including more than 291,000