Peace 2000 is planning to repeat its Santa Peaceflight to the Middle East this coming Christmas.
The flight will carry gifts with messages of solidarity from children in Spain and Portugal to children in Israel and Palestine that have suffered displacement from the war. The gifts are donated by the children themselves and the messages are personal messages from them to the less fortunate children in the war zone.
History of the Santa Peaceflight
The first Santa Peaceflight was organized for the Chernobyl Children’s project. After the successful mission, Icelandic President Vigdis Finnbogadottir was visited by one of the children whose live was saved by the Peace 2000 ambulance flight.
Further flights were made to Baghdad and Saravejo. Both resulted in major promotions for peace around the world.
The Baghdad flight sparked off wide international support for peace that continued for some weeks. Peace 2000 was nominated by UNESCO for a humanitarian award presented by the Greek Orthodox Church that said the publicity from the flight had helped the peace efforts in the Middle East.