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One Happy Family


April 2021

5 years of EU-Turkey Deal & bureaucracy against NGOs, all with a continuous lockdown - but OHF doesn't give up
and goes on with certificate celebrations and the online shop.

5 years EU-Turkey Deal & ongoing human rights violations

Situation on Lesvos and in Greece

COVID/ Vaccines The Greek borders are still closed due to Covid, however it is planned for them to be re-opened in mid-May. The number of infected people keeps growing. Vaccinations started in Greece with the 80-year-old population, followed by the 60-year-old and older. UNHCR reiterated that migrants, refugees and undocumented people also have to receive the shot, after some members …

New video, online shop, certificates and more

News from the Community Centre

New video of OHFIf you haven’t watched yet our newest video of how the project is looking at the moment, please watch it here. Our community volunteer Hamid and Fanny, one of our board members, will show you around. We hope you enjoy all the site updates!  Online ShopWith Greece still in lockdown, we keep adapting the project while adhering to …
New video, online shop, certificates and more

Small words make a big change

Small words make a big change
Pictures of the month

Today we want to share – along with the picture – some words from Estelle Jean, co-founder of one of our dear partner organisations:   “In 2017 I started Yoga and Sport FOR Refugees with Dana and Kamara. Practicing sports together with one goal: making people happy and strong, because in these difficult circumstances practicing sports is key to keeping healthy …

The smiler of OHF


Meet Mohammad… or Bacha, as he is affectionately known! He was born in 1996 in Syria, where all of his family remain. Mohammad is the smiler of OHF and is full of effervescent positivity, with a love for music, which he likes to play LOUD! He first came to the centre as a visitor; then, after the fire last year, …
The smiler of OHF

Different ways to help

What can you do?

Thank you to everyone that completed our newsletter survey last month!  One of the biggest points of feedback is ‘how people can help/be involved’, particularly at the moment, when people cannot travel to Lesvos. We are currently putting together a guide of different ways to support safe migration in Europe, and how to get involved in local/national/international campaigns and groups. …
Content: Fanny Oppler, Isabelle Kaufmann,
Bridget Chivers, Jael Tobler
Date: March 27, 2021
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