The Greek Caravan of Solidarity, following the great success of the programme of “economic adoption" of orphaned children of Bosnia, Serbia and Kosovo, began, in the Spring 2002, a new programme of humanitarian aid for orphaned children of Palestine.
The new program began for orphaned children from the ruined city of Jenin and is named AL DOURRA. It is the name of the Palestinian father, who we saw on our TV’s, to cradle the body of his small son in his arms, to protect him from the Israeli gunfire. The result: the child dead and the father heavily wounded.
The Caravan collaborated with the Palestinian Embassy in Athens, the Greek Consulate in Jerusalem, and with the Association of Greek Women in Palestine, as much for the obtainment of data regarding orphaned children, as for the organization of a mission for delivery of financial aid to the entitled guardians.
The first trip of the Caravan took place in May 2003 and took in all the big Palestinian cities (Jenin, Bethlehem, Nablus, Kalantia and Ramallah).
The programme in Palestine lasted for a total of 3 years (2002-2005) and provided economic assistance to approximately 650 orphaned children.