International cooperation and development projects


Supply of sanitary equipment to Baghlan Hospital (2005)

Auxilia, in cooperation with SPES and the NGO AISPO, supplied a container of sanitary equipment donated by the Health Care Company of Trieste to Baghlan Hospital, which had been rebuilt by Italian cooperation.

Reconstruction of Kabul orphanage “House of Flowers” (2005)

In cooperation with SPES and Friuli-Venezia Giulia region, Auxilia helped reconstructing the orphanage “House of Flowers” of Kabul: a family home that houses about thirty unfortunate children. In the same area, Auxilia also cooperated with the Italian Red Cross for the implementation of emancipation and female empowerment projects.

Sending of orthopaedic shoes for prostheses to the Physiotherapy Centre of recovery in Alberto Cairo, Kabul (2004)

In Afghanistan, mines have produced an army of maimed. Auxilia in collaboration with SPES bought 3000 pairs of shoes for artificial prostheses and brought them with the help of the CIMIC to the rehabilitation center of Alberto Cairo in Kabul, which builds with means of fortune, prosthesis in loco.

Reconstruction of the orphanage Allahudin of Kabul (2004)

Auxilia financed the reconstruction of the kitchen of the Allahuddin orphanage in Kabul (Afghanistan) and supplied medicines against leishmaniasis, in collaboration with the NGO G.V.C. (about 6,000 USD) and SPES.

Leishmaniasis Project (2004)

Leishmaniasis are infectious diseases caused by protozoan microorganisms transmitted to humans by the sand fly. If not cured, it can lead to death. Together with the Cimic cell (civil and military cooperation), several medical examinations have been carried out with the aim of mainly treating the leishmaniasis recognizable by ulcerations in different parts of the body that particularly affects the Afghan children. For this reason, pentavalent antimony (sodium stibogluconate = Pentostan) was brought to Afghanistan to treat this disease.

Supply of football uniforms for the Orphanages Football Tournament (2004)

The Dialysis Sanitary Company of the hospital of Cividale del Friuli - Sanitary Company n ° 4 Medio Friuli - donated making possible to create an official tournament of this sport in the Afghan capital.

Female literacy Project “Asciana Center Children Street”. The project aims to meeting the urgent need for literacy of the Afghan women. We provided concrete support to educational structures by supporting literacy and education rights in the Dari-Persian language-(official language of Afghanistan), Pashto (the most widespread dialect in Afghanistan).

Women's literacy project Asciana Center Children Street. The project aims to meet the urgent need for literacy of the Afghan female population. The aim is to provide concrete support to educational structures by supporting literacy and education to rights in the languages of Dari - Persian - (the official language of Afghanistan), Pashto (the most widespread dialect in Afghanistan). 

Thanks to the Italian military, 76 cartons were distributed to Herat male and female orphanages, containing two and a half tons of garments, shoes, blankets, toys, sheets, educational and sanitary material donated by SPES and Auxilia.

Thanks to the Italian military, 76 boxes containing two and a half tons of clothing, shoes, blankets, toys, sheets, educational and health materials donated by SPES and Auxilia were distributed to the Herat orphanages for women and men.

Let’s bring light to Khowst (2004)

In collaboration with SPES, Auxilia supplied 10 photovoltaic lighting systems in the village of Kaijree – Khowst District (Afghanistan) in collaboration with the Cimic cell of the Italian contingent in loco.

Reconstruction of Parwan orphanage (2004)  

115 Orphans of War (of which 35 girls, starting from 5 years of age) from Charikar (province of Parwan), north of the Afghan capital, lived in a crumbling structure with the services with open air, without the running water or glass windows. In collaboration with the Italian Red Cross Auxilia and SPES have completely restructured the orphanage of Charikar, who otherwise risked closing.


Support to the Start up of Madras women (2005)

The condition of girls and women in this territory is humiliating, as most of them are very poor and lack education. The exploiters force them to work for a long time with a miserable salary. The aim of this project was to support the entrepreneurial goodwill of local women and young people, in collaboration with the Salesian Sisters of Madras.

Reconstruction of the catholic church of Padre Kumar, Tamilnadu (2004)

The Tzunami of 2004 involved substantial material damage to the houses and structures of the country; Auxilia in collaboration with SPES funded the reconstruction of the Catholic School "St. Maryʼs School" in Mamallapuran – Tamilnadu, India – severely damaged by the natural disaster that devastated the entire Southeast Asia.


Supply of sanitary equipment to the Ospedale di Kabgayi, Rwanda (2010)

Auxilia, with funds raised by SPES, contributed to the functioning of the Kabgayi hospital through the purchase and dispatch of sanitary materials; In order to cope with the emergency linked to the displacement of these places, which limits the treatments, Auxilia donated an ambulance and provided for its delivery on site.

Construction of hospital Avamposto 55, Darfur (2006)

In Darfur, the Sudanese region hit by a bloody civil war, Auxilia and SPES have created 55 Outpost on behalf of the Italian Cooperation. This is the humanitarian project launched by the last Sanremo Festival, which involved the construction of a first-aid station with twenty beds, two schools and a multicultural center.

Malaria treatment, Somalia (2005)

In Mogadishio, the Somali capital, an ambulance was handed to a group of volunteers of Pescara along with an ultrasound and a load of medicines, which will be used in the hospital in Mogadishio. In the country of Jambalul has been successfully tested preventive antimalarial treatment in children with Artemeter: an economical antimalarial drug that has drastically reduced the mortality from malaria.

Construction of the multiethnic center of Nyala, Darfur (2005)

A private donation of 30 thousand euros, for Darfur, made it possible to realize the pastoral Assistance centre of the Comboni Fathers (Oratory and Chapel) in Nyala. Auxilia and SPES maintained the functioning of the hospital in the following years and contributed to the construction of the multi-ethnic cultural center of Nyala as a meeting point.

Antiviral AIDS treatment for pregnant women, Mozambico (2004)

In Africa Auxilia in collaboration with SPES has brought its contribution in the fight against Aids that affects about 25% of the population. 8500 euros were donated for the drugs needed for Anti-retroviral therapy of the Dream project, a figure that has allowed to treat mothers infected with Hiv and save their children, guaranteeing treatment to 14 couples mother-child in the center of Matola, Mozambique.

Pediatric Hospital Construction in Kinshasa

@uxilia Toscana Onlus, with its President Danilo Prestia and its members, promoted the realization of a small hospital in the outskirts of Kinshasa, capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo, in memory of Mirko. This hospital will offer basic medical care to the poorest people and a structure for young mothers, where they can give birth in hygienic conditions.


Nassyria Women's Literacy Project (2013-2014)

A dechlorinator-potabilizer was sent in the province of Dhi Qar. It completes the water system of some villages already started in 2004. For the plant 12 thousand euros were used, taken from the last funds SPES collected among the readers of Il Giornale.

Water purification in the province of Dhi Qar (2004-2005)

A desalinator-potabilizer has been sent to the province of Dhi Qar, completing the water system of some villages already started in 2004. For the plant were used 12 thousand euros from the latest funds collected from the SPES readers of Il Giornale.

Supply of medicines and salaries to the medical and paramedical staff of Al Mansour Hospital, Baghdad (2004)

Auxilia in collaboration with SPES provided first assistance to the Al Mansour-Baghdad Hospital (Iraq) immediately after the official conclusion of the conflict, by supplying medicines and paying salaries to medical and paramedical staff for a total value of about 35,000 USD. He subsequently provided medical equipment (Cistouretroscope and Rettoscope) to the same hospital.


Humanitarian emergency, aid for earthquake victims following the earthquake of 25 April 2015

After the earthquake that struck Nepal in April 2015, @uxilia immediately intervened with a fundraiser in favor of the Helambu-Hyolmo region that allowed to deliver basic necessities such as water purifiers, towels, toothbrushes, toothpaste, soaps, etc, to the population, in order to secure - in particular - to the children of the school in Yangrima (which had suffered considerable damage) drinking water and food, to avoid their illnesses and to improve their quality of life.

Sri Lanka:

Health project "0 deaths per AKI by 2025" (2013 to date)

This project aims to contributing to achieving the Millennium Development Goals for the year 2015, with particular regard of Objective 3. This consists in "promoting gender equality and women's autonomy". The project take place in a scenario characterised by an increasingly widespread poverty, especially in rural areas, with strong repercussions on the most vulnerable groups of the population, including women, highlighting the strong interweaving of gender issues and Poverty.

Development of women's micro-entrepreneurship activities, Batticaloa (from 2012 to 2014)

This project aims to contribute to the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals for the year 2015 with reference to Objective 3, which aims to "Promote gender equality and empowerment of women", in a context of increasing poverty, especially in rural areas, with strong repercussions on the most vulnerable sections of the population, including women, highlighting the strong intertwining of gender issues and poverty.

Distance support (from 2004 to the present)

“Distance support” is an act of solidarity which consists in the commitment to send, through responsible referents, a stable and continuous economic contribution, on the use of which the donor receives feedback. It aims at improving life conditions of minors, adults and families in need in every part of the world, to offer the possibility to improve the living conditions of the receiver.

Construction and management of new schools for children in the districts of Batticaloa, Gala and Mamallapuram (2010 to date)

Made possible by the autonomous funds of Region Friuli Venezia Giulia, by donations of companies and individuals and by 20 thousand euros collected by pharmacists of Trieste, through this project Auxilia has financed the expansion of a school for children in difficulty in the areas affected by the Tsunami. In Trincomalee, with the funds of the province of Trieste (10 thousand euros), the financing of the autonomous region of Friuli Venezia Giulia and over 5 thousand euros of donors two kindergartens were rebuilt, after having been swept away by the tsunami.  

Construction of the Vocational Training Center for the recovery of former child soldiers and their mothers (from 2011 to 2013)

Realized with autonomous funds of Region Friuli Venezia Giulia, donations of companies and privates and fundraising held during Concert For Life 2011, the project’s main goal was the construction of a multipurpose center of Education and guidance (Vocational Training Centre) with the aim of holding training courses, professionalising workshops and educational, recreational and cultural activities. These courses have been specifically developed for young ex-child soldiers and their mothers, who are in situations of deprivation, vulnerability and social exclusion (scholastic and working). Such consequences stem from the prolonged ethnic conflicts and the absence of interventions in favour of the villages affected.

Flood emergency: resettlement of 40 families in Batticaloa district (2010)

Resettlement of 40 households in Batticaloa district after the flood of December 2010. The programme was implemented in two stages. Initially 40 families were destined to the resettlement, but only 23 families were able to return to their village, while 13 families moved to the village called Sittandy, where they built new houses.

Sending school kit to n.6 schools of Batticaloa (2010)

In 2010 @uxilia developed a program consisting in the renovation of a school and the construction of a new one in the town of Batticaloa, located on the east coast of Sri Lanka. For the realization and management of the entire program @uxilia Onlus in Batticaloa cooperates since years with the local partners Koinonia. The program includes a school project for the construction of 10 schools in the Batticaloa area and a "distance support" project for children in distress in the areas of Mamallapuran (Tamilnadu – Eastern India), Batticaloa (Sri Lanka), Galle (Sri Lanka).

Extension and renovation of the Trincomalee nursery school (2009)

Thanks to 20,000 euros collected by pharmacists of Trieste. @uxilia financed the extension of a school for children in need in the areas affected by the Tsunami. In Trincomalee, with the funds of the province of Trieste (10 thousand euros) and over 5 thousand euros of donors we have rebuilt two kindergartens swept away by the wave murderer.

Reporting of myonorrhoeal abuse (2005)

Massimiliano Fanni Canelles, on his return from the previous mission, had reported,in a meeting with the Farnesina, the serious violations of human rights that in Sri Lanka, mainly involving children. A significant amount of children of the island suffer sexual abuse before 5 years of age.

Tsunami emergency: sending food to Batticaloa and fishing boats to Trincomalee (2005)

In Sri Lanka in the district of Ampara, due to wars and the tsunami, a total of 3212 people died (mainly women and children), other 4557 were injured and 14579 families lost their house and were housed in reception centres. The project consisted in sending food and milk powder in the northeast of the island, Batticaloa area

Support project for children in Pannipitya Prison (2005)

Auxilia provided the collection and supply of 35 cartons of toys for the 70 children imprisoned in the Pannipitiya prison, giving a smile to these little victims of war and disease.

CaRE, inclusive training courses (2016)

Through this project we have activated training courses aimed at strengthening the professional, organizational and managerial skills and competences of the 35 selected women. The latter have been divided into sub-groups and are participating in different modules of theoretical-practical training, concerning the development of technical competences in income generating activities, in order to foster the possibilities of job insertion in Socio-economic fabric of the reference area.


Support for the Smile Again project (2008 to date)

In Pakistan After the tremendous earthquake that shook the Kashmir region and that made 80000 victims, to give a little help to the 4 million of homeless people, a mobile pediatric operating structure was brought to cope with the health emergencies of the place. The operative module has been donated by the National Association of Alpine ANA.

Sending of a mobile paediatric operating module in Kashmir during the post-earthquake emergency (2005)

In Pakistan, after the terrible earthquake that devastated the region of Kashmir and that killed 80000 people to give a little help to the 4 million homeless people, a mobile pediatric operating structure was brought to face the health emergencies of the place. The operating module was donated by the National Alpine Association ANA.


Health project (2008)

Report on Mission Andolina in Lebanon: I brought back home, in the refugee camp of Ayn elHelweh (tyre), the small Hassan, who was transplanted in Trieste for thalassemia and healed. I have entrusted the child to the colleagues of the American University of Beirut, who have ensured the continuation of the controls in the coming months. Thanks to the "emotional" effect of the event I was able to enter the refugee camp, the most dangerous of Lebanon (after that of Nahr El Barid, destroyed) and to have contacts with some doctors, who will cooperate with us for the collection of data on chronic diseases of Children in the area. Also due to the fact that another thalassemic child is the son of a rather dangerous individual of the Osbat extremist faction at the Ansar, we should be assured of non-confrontational relationships with those who are habitually aggressive with foreigners. I strongly recommend to help this family in the future. Together with a Lebanese colleague I also visited other patients in other fields, the shooting area; We needed to plan to transfer to Trieste at least one girl who needed a prosthetic leg, lost in an accident. Obviously the cordial relations with the Italian military of the CIMIC of the two regional brigades (Osoppo and Aries) of Garibaldi and those that are alternated remained close and fruitful.

Distribution of drugs to the Palestinian camp of Ain el Helweh (2008)

The Palestinian field of Ain El Helweh, near Sidon, is the most problematic Palestinian field in all of Lebanon. 70-80,000 people live in a space of a couple of square kilometers in terrible conditions.  


Selection and treatment of children with orthopaedic diseases (2010)

Volunteer Doctors @uxilia, together with Prof. Hugh G. Watts of UCLA (University of California, Los Angeles) Orthopaedic Surgery, have selected in all the countries of the West Bank (Cis Jordan) children suffering from orthopaedic pathologies - difficult to solve in Palestine -to define the correct treatment, and plan medical or surgical special missions.

Paediatric cardiac surgery project in West Bank, West Bank (2010)

In Palestine, children have been victims of violence for generations and often the health facilities are unable to cope with their specific needs. It was therefore carried out, together with the PCRF, the Heart Project in Bethlehem. The objective was to operate 15 children in the Al Makased Hospital in East Jerusalem, with congenital heart disease.


Sending humanitarian convoys to Atma camp (2013 to 2017)

Sebastiano Nino Fezza and @uxilia have launched an initiative to support the children of ATMA. Atma was a field of olive trees under which people escaping from the Idlib region had found refuge. Today it counts 14,000 refugees, 3,600 children of whom 900 infants. There are no international associations. Everything is based on volunteering, on spontaneous and inconstant offerings.

Microentrepreneurship project "The scarves of love" (2013 to date)

A project of micro entrepreneurship developed with the help of Italian entrepreneurs of the textile field. To help women develop a small business that would allow them to obtain an income. We supplied the center with about 100 kg of wool and we studied a model of scarf that women can make through a specific technique called the Knot of love.

Schooling of Atma's children and sending of teaching material (2013)

There are about 12000 children from the Idlib and Aleppo regions living in the Atma refugee camp. The camp is located in Syrian territory at 20 km from Bab al Hawa and has been extended in a spontaneous way. There are no international associations, there was no school.

Project "School for Syria" (2013 to date)

To curb the sense of abandonment of Syrian children we have developed an initiative with the involvement of Italian children. An exchange of letters between the children of the camp and the children of the Italian schools has been activated. In order to foster intercultural exchange, letters are translated into Arabic by children of the Islamic Centre of Trieste. The "Postman of @uxilia" leaves with each humanitarian convoy.

Setting up of the first aid centre in the town of Hazano, Idlib region (2013)

We have located in the city of Hazzano a first center accessible to civilians and here we have set up a medical point of first aid with our staff who is responsible for providing first assistance to the injured even to children. The sanitary material was sent with sanitary convoes from Trieste and recovered from the decomposed material of Italian health companies.

The Aurora in Syria: formation, mediation and reconciliation

The project "L'Aurora in Syria: formation, mediation and reconciliation" has, as its general objective, to contribute to the improvement of the social, sanitary and economic conditions of the Syrian populations afflicted by the conflict in the Atma area, in Idlib Province.

WomenNet: Syrian Turkish border (2017-2018)

Project developed in partnership with the University of Trieste, Department of Life Sciences and Maram Foundation. In August 2015 the University conducted training activities for PTSD and mediation during conflicts. On the occasion of our mission certificates were delivered. This phase of the project was concluded successfully. Beyond expectations was the participation of women (more than 80% of participants).

Al Baity-My house (2017-2018)

Developed in partnership with the University of Trieste, Department of Life Sciences, Maram Foundation. The overall objective was to strengthen the social role of Syrian women refugees in Turkey and to make them economically autonomous, by expanding the activities implemented In Al Bayti orphanage and guaranteeing a space of female aggregation and integration in Reyhanli.