Now and still! OHF 2020

One Happy Family



2020 has been a year no one ever expected or predicted. Nonetheless, together we made it. Thank you for your support in every way!

Thank you for working with us!


Thank you for working together with us! There have been incredible challenges in 2020 and we would like to say a huge thank you to everyone that has been involved with the project this year. Our incredible team on the ground, all our community volunteers and international volunteers around the world, and our board members. A huge thank you also …
Thank you for working with us!

Greek dance lessons

Greek dance lessons
Pictures of the month

Selin, our coordination team member, started Greek-dance-classes with our team. Dancing brings people from different ages, regions etc. together. For Selin and many others it’s a way to communicate without speaking. “Dancing together makes us feel as a team, we are creating/doing something together.”, says Selin. Learning about Greek culture through dance is also a way to get to know our …

The way through the lockdown and the labyrinth

News from the Community Centre

Despite the lockdown, the OHF team on Lesvos stayed busy with office work and coordination of in kind donations from supporters during December. At the community centre, Doctors on the ground work tirelessly receiving patients and providing psychological support to children and adults. In the main hall, we had a big distribution of donations - for individuals but also for …
The way through the lockdown and the labyrinth

New regulation and announcements

New regulation and announcements
Situation on Lesvos and in Greece

A new regulation from the Greek government threatens to criminalise NGOs and volunteers for sharing information from within the camps. This is another attempt to hide the inhumane living conditions and the many mistakes made inside the camps. (Read more: https://reliefweb.int/report/greece/greece-s-new-confidentiality-law-aims-conceal-grave-violations-against-asylum-seekers) Additionally, the SDC (Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation) also announced it will stop its funding for politically active NGOs. …

Overview 2020

General, News from the Community Centre, Situation on Lesvos and in Greece

This was the year The year started with nearly 20,000 people forced to live in Moria camp and the surrounding area. 42% of the residents were children, with 17% of those, unaccompanied or separated from their families. There were fights and tensions on a regular basis with deaths and injuries from violence or unsafe conditions feeling like a regular occurrence. At One …
Overview 2020
Content: Sifiso Khumalo, Isabelle Kaufmann,
Bridget Chivers, Jael Tobler
Date: 30.12.2020
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