News October, 12th 2012 by

The Children for Peace active in Al Za’atari Syrian Refugee Camp on the border of Jordan and Syria

Debbi Mace the President of The Children of Peace

Al Za’atari Syrian Refugee Camp on the border of Jordan and Syria

Italian Field Hospital in Al Za’atari Syrian Refugee Camp

The Children of Peace Onlus a Rome based charity, led by its indefatigable President Debbi Mace is working ceaselessly in the Al Za’atari Syrian Refugee Camp on the border of Jordan and Syria and as supporters of this charity we naturally wish to make their current efforts known to  a larger public of the desperately urgent work they are engaged in, to try and alleviate some of the difficulties facing not only the children, but entire families who have lost everything. Please read the facts below and if you feel you can help the President Debbi Mace, there is a published a list of contact numbers at the end of this article. Thank you for taking the time to read this. Dario Poli

•The Al Za’atari Syrian Refugee Camp is located in the desert bordering Syria where temperatures reach up to 48° C
•There are no structures for the current refugees. They all live in tents provided by UNHRC.
•Most recent refugees are in Al Za’atari – approximately 31,000
•Total Syrian refugees throughout Jordan – 100,000
•Refugees arrive with only the clothes they were wearing. They have nothing left of their personal belongings.

Al Za’atari Syrian Refugee Camp Facts
•850,000 liters of water delivered daily.
•Individual proportion – 50 liters per day
•221 toilet units
•200 shower units
•3 field hospitals
•3 primary clinics
•Electricity provided through the national grid but there are power outages

Al Za’atari Syrian Refugee Camp
•No communal kitchens
•60,000 hot meals per day are provided to the refugees
•Up to 1,500 welcoming meals provided daily for new arrivals
•Septic tanks and 25 tons of garbage are removed daily by 120 sanitation workers
•Camp capacity is 75,000 – 80,000 refugees

Italian Field Hospital in Al Za’atari Syrian Refugee Camp

Medical Facilities
•The medical facilities are field hospitals.
•These field hospitals are well-equipped and staffed with qualified medical personnel.
•400 babies have been born in the camp to date.
•Pregnant women were forced to travel by foot from their homes to the camp. They are now cared for in the field hospitals.
•Children’s medical services are available in the camp.

Women’s Care Facility

31,000 Syrians in Al-Za’atari

Debbi Mace with some camp children

How You Can Help
•Shipping anything to the refugees must go through strict channels. Please contact the President of The Children for Peace who has the approval by the officials in Jordan for in-kind donations.
•Donate funds to provide caravans for the families so they can have better living quarters. Where to send the funds is on the last page of this presentation. Each approved caravan is $2,500 USD, VAT free, and purchased in Jordan. A plaque with the donor’s name may be placed on the caravan if so desired.
•Contact manufacturers for blankets and clothing for adults and children, including shoes, and ask them to contact the President of The Children for Peace for shipping instructions and protocol.
•Contact vitamin manufacturers to donate multi-vitamins for the refugee families and ask them to contact the President of The Children for Peace for shipping instructions and protocol.
•Donations by solar companies for electricity and solar charging poles are desperately needed. Please contact us for details on the specifications.
•Backpacks, notebooks, pencils, pens, and tablets for are needed for the children for school that is due to start in October.

•We are an Italian ONG and tax deductible. Check your country’s legal requirements for tax deductions.
•Please email the President of The Children for Peace (onlus) at :
•To donate funds, please see our website: or
•For Bank transfers:
•Account Holder: The Children for Peace ONLUS
• Unicredit Banca
• Account Number: 040764054
• IBAN: IT 61 T 02008 01136 000040764054
• Bank Address: Corso Vittorio Emanuele II 52, Torino 10128 Italy
• For Checks, make the check payable to: THE CHILDREN FOR PEACE ONLUS
• and mail to:
• The Children for Peace (onlus)
• Via Madama Cristina 31/C
• 10125 Torino, Italy

• We thank you for your care and generosity.


Dario Poli

Composer, artist, and a published author and illustrator. He is initiator of the campaign to present a better image Internationally, of Marbella and the Costa del Sol. Composer of the music "Marbella Marbella" used as the anthem of the campaign and also many other recorded compositions including Nostradamus, and Corazon, for The Children for Peace Onlus charity in Rome as well as the co-author of the powerful musical drama Lady X and The Power of Destiny. He is also the editor and a founder member of this website.

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