One Happy Family


October 2021

OHF never stands still!
Our team and visitors are always coming up with new ideas,
from a new visitor website to new colours all over the site!

Another year ends with sad facts

Situation in Greece

A monster of a refugee centreIt is one year since the first closed controlled centre on the island of Samos opened. Funded by the EU with 43 million euros, the centre is intended to be a model for other reception structures. Looking like a prison from the outside, with fences and x-ray scanners at the entrance, in combination with its …

Busy OHF needs your support

Busy OHF needs your support
News from the Community Centre

Advent Crowdfunding: 25 days, 25,000 for OHF2022 has been an exciting year that has brought many changes. OHF moved to Athens: we said goodbye to Lesvos and built a new community centre in the Greek capital. Soon after its opening, it became clear that there was a great need for such a place, both from the visitors and the partner …

Building update

Building update
Pictures of the month

We've made a few changes to the layout of the Community Centre and given it a fresh lick of paint! The OHF team and our partner organisations all came together on the 5th and 6th of November for a weekend of heavy lifting and painting to rejig our space and make things easier and more accessible for the visitors. We …

Welcome back, Hadi!

Welcome back, Hadi!

Meet Hadi! Hadi started as a community volunteer a couple of weeks ago and has already had such a huge impact on both the OHF team and our beneficiaries. Originally working as a volunteer teacher at the International School of Peace at OHF on Lesvos, Hadi is now helping specifically with community outreach and involvement here in Athens! But Hadi’s …

A doctor on holiday

A doctor on holiday

Meet Krisha! Krisha has just left us after having spent 3 weeks volunteering for OHF and we can't believe how quickly the time passed! As a doctor back in the UK, Krisha (in true doctor spirit) chose to spend her 3-week break from work continuing to help others... how she finds the time we don't know! Mainly found in the …

Socks and olive oil are back: order now!

Socks and olive oil are back: order now!
What can you do?

The One Happy Family Safe Passage socks are back and now available to order!If this year you're looking for a Christmas present with a twist, why not get your loved ones (or yourself!) a pair of our colourful Safe Passage socks (available in two designs)? Order can be made here.  Our popular and very tasty organic olive oil is also …

Podcast and movie

Media Updates

Tödliche Politik an Europas Grenzen – SRF Podcast (only in German) Netflix released “The Swimmers”, the story of refugee sisters that landed in Greece
Content: Anna Tiger, Adam Kenny,
Johanna Käser, Bridget Chivers, Jael Tobler
Date: 30.09.2021
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