Spring time at OHF

One Happy Family


May 2021

OHF is four years old!
We celebrated with a newly established wifi connection from OHF to the Mavrovouni camp school, and with happiness after knowing about the high number of transfers from the Aegean islands.

Closure of Kara Tepe, push-backs and transfers

General, Situation on Lesvos and in Greece

Covid in Greece In early April covid cases in Greece peaked with a 7-day average of 2,800 new infections. Nonetheless, the tourist season in Greece will start mid-May. Therefore, the first travel restrictions were already lifted in mid-April; people arriving from the EU, the US, UK and other places do not need to quarantine any more. Vaccination on the islands …

Bazaar, wifi for the camp & 4 years of OHF

News from the Community Centre, Pictures of the month

Things are looking promising with Greece set to ease some of the lockdown restrictions in late April/early May. For the moment, we are still operating in a slightly different capacity to what we were used to. Our online classes for our community volunteers are still running, and our online shop for the residents of the camp is still going strong! We’ve …
Bazaar, wifi for the camp & 4 years of OHF

Coming back to the homeland

Coming back to the homeland

Meet Chrysa! After some years abroad, Chrysa decided to come back to Greece, her homeland, and work/volunteer at One Happy Family. Chrysa started volunteering with us in November 2020, as she wants to help out in any way she can during this crisis.  Currently, Chrysa is working on the online shop, helping the logistics team and making sure that people …

Closed camps, Frontex, Filmschool

Media Updates

English: Closed Camps “The European Union has announced a quarter-billion euros in funding for five new refugee camps on Greek islands, including on Lesbos. Some are worried the new site will not improve conditions for migrants on the island”, reports The World. Read the whole background on the closed camps here: https://www.pri.org/stories/2021-04-06/island-prison-migrants-say-plan-refugee-camp-lesbos-too-isolating?akid=280.125262.R_r7RR&rd=1&t=15 Missing children “Between 2018 and 2020, more than 18,000 unaccompanied …
Closed camps, Frontex, Filmschool
Content: Fanny Oppler, Isabelle Kaufmann,
Bridget Chivers, Jael Tobler
Date: 29 May, 2021
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