The campaign “ Miles of Smiles 3” comes after the first and second convoys of Miles of Smiles that were crowned with success,and succeeded in breaking the siege to deliver the relief assistance for those needy people in Gaza.
The convoy will be launched under the auspices of His Excellency Salim Al-Hoss, former Lebanese prime Minister ,in his capacity as chairman of the international Campaign to Break the Siege on Gaza, organized by Partners for Peace and Development / Europe, in cooperation with The International Solidarity Campaign with Gaza Children, The United Nations Relief and Work Agency (UNRWA), and The Red Crescent.
The campaign, according to its organizers, seeks to contribute in achieving a number of objectives e.g. delivering some kinds of missing medicines in Gaza due to the continued siege, providing a second batch of vehicles for the use of those with special needs, in addition to Providing certain medical equipment for Gaza’s children that are not available in Gaza medical centers.
The organizers also seek to check the health sector in Gaza Strip that suffers from the continued Israeli siege for the fourth consecutive year, besides conveying the real living situation of Gaza children through documented pictures taken by the accompanying delegation consisting of 30 prominent figures, representing humanitarian and civil institutions from various world countries.
It’s worth to mention that "Miles of Smiles 2" succeeded in entering to Gaza on August 2010 and stayed there for many days to identify the situation, while it included 45 solidarity activists from various European countries, in addition to 46 scooters, and medicine with total value of one million Euros , from various European relief and charities.
In November 2009,” Miles of Smiles I “ had succeeded in entering to Gaza Strip and delivered quantities of medical equipment , medicine, and electrical wheelchairs for those with special needs in Gaza.