MotoforPeace is organising, for Spring 2006, a new motor bike expedition to
the Middle East.
Following the North Cape (Jubilee 2000), Kosovo (Easter 2001), RomaPeking
(2002), and “A Bridge for Africa (2004) , the association has decided to focus
on a geographical area which has for years been ravaged by war, violence, hostilities
and armed struggle.
The scope of the trip is to show our solidarity and support of the MotoforPeace
Association through the delivery of two ambulances, health-sanitary and other
equipment to the community of Palestinian children in the refugee camps of Sabra
and Chatila and Dalal Al Moghrabi KG in Burj El- Barajneh in Beirut.
The current draft programme envisages crossing Greece, Turkey, and probably
Syria, to arrive at our final destination: Beirut.
The choice of a refugee camp was unavoidable after we had become aware of
the serious situation of environmental and health deterioration in which these children
have to live, guilty only of being heirs to a dramatic story of civil war and hostility
Our trip will be merely a first step on the long road of understanding and
solidarity which not only the Lebanon but also the entire world has deemed
In the current phase of history, marked by the pluralism of peoples and regions,
in which wisdom, coming together and above all understanding between the cultural
and religious diversity of the people who live together in social situations far from
calm, it is fundamental to begin dialogue, and this is exactly what we intend to do
with our simple gesture of solidarity.
Looking forward to a future in which our Association can confide, a future in
which dialogue becomes a catalystic element, an essential factor for cohesion, of
unity and understanding. An intense dialogue between peoples who are culturally far
from each other, but with the intention of creating models of integration which allow
them to live together, in peace, and above all with dignity, in safeguarding their
A dialogue in which the priority is the respect towards the children.
A dialogue which transforms in a future without refugee camps, discrimination,
without such unfair inequality.