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You are OHF! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

Running a community centre on Lesvos and supporting people on the move is not possible without you. Not only are the people engaging with people on the move on the ground important, but all our supporters around the world play a very central role. Without all of you reading this newsletter and all the other

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Meet MVI Greece

Medical Volunteers International (MVI), our incredible partner, offer mental health services here at OHF for both adults and children who suffer from severe mental health disorders and mental health complaints. We asked Paolo, the children’s program coordinator, to tell us more. “We provide mental health and psychoeducation group activities to children between 3-17 years old.

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Computer Certificates

We have had another cohort graduate from the ICDL course, which is still being run by our amazing teacher Hosain. Hosain had some beautiful words to say about his students: “I like how hard working my students are. They always do their best to come even when they struggle to get out of the camp.

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Reusable Pads

The Women’s space has been busy these last weeks with new sewing projects starting!The Pachamama project is an amazing network of volunteers around the world making reusable pads and distributing them to refugees and other vulnerable communities. The project inside the Women’s space has been running for a couple of weeks now, and makes around

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Library

Have you ever heard of Abibliophobia – the fear of running out of reading material? Don’t worry, at OHF we have the cure! We have books for all ages and in many languages.  Now thanks to our fantastic handyman Rowan (once again!), We have brand new bookshelves. Since the library is not being used as

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The garden at OHF is blooming!

Our partner organisation Sporos has been working tirelessly in the organic garden over Spring and Summer, being busy with many new projects.  All the hard work from Winter and Spring has paid off and now it is harvesting time. Zucchinis, cucumbers, tomatoes, and eggplants have been picked from the garden and given to visitors at

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News from the Shop

It might not look big and organized from the outside, but from this container, we serve around 100 men a day with hygiene packages! “It requires a lot of logistic work and organization to run the shop. We take care of the orders, make sure we do not run out of popular products, and that

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Fundraising

Socks up! Again, many hundreds more safe passage socks are worn in this world, this year in green/red. We wonder where you are spreading the word about “safe passage” and would love to receive photos and greetings from our happy socks! Send us a mail to fundraising@ohf-lesvos.org or post the picture and tag us. Also

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Free online shop for hygiene items

Our team on the ground has struggled with not being able to properly fulfill the needs of the people in the camp or physically reach them during lockdown. This is why they created an online shop for hygiene items, with the support of the big warehouse Attika Human support. The online shop is currently in

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