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New and proven

Low visitor numbers The number of visitors is dropping- especially because the weather has changed and is getting worse. For the people who live in the camp, opportunities to leave are still unfortunately quite limited. The idea of organising a shuttle bus from the camp to One Happy Family has been proposed. This would enable

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One Happy Family – one big stage

Visitors to OHF Sadly, the rules regarding entering and exiting the camp have gotten stricter in the past weeks. People are only allowed to leave the camp for a few hours, once a week. Sometimes people are lucky and are able to get more time out of the camp. This seems dependent upon who is

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Some insights into our daily life at OHF

Leaving the camp  Unfortunately, during the last weeks, the rules were changed again when it is possible for residents to leave the camp and when not. This has unfortunately also led to fewer people being able to visit our community centre again. Currently people who are with their police number on a list are allowed

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Gym, Café, upcycling and more changing stories!

The long wait is over – the Gym has finally reopened! 
The gym has been closed due to COVID-19 restrictions, however now we are able to open it as an outdoor space under new rules. The manager of the Gym, Rahman, is so excited. 

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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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Back to being a busy place

Daily business back at OHFThere is a great atmosphere here on the ground with the volunteers. Many of them have not seen the pre-covid days when we had more than 500 visitors a day.  It is lovely to see happy visitors return, even if in limited numbers. Like every summer, our opening hours are now from

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Reopening for visitors

Updates from OHF This month was a big month! We had our reopening for visitors and we’re so happy about it! Slowly there will be more and more visitors able to spend time at OHF.  We have a registration system by the gate and currently allow a maximum of 180 visitors on OHF ground a

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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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Ready to reopen

The Bazaar and hygiene packs at OHF We finished the distribution of clothes to single men at OHF this month. In total, we served 1,628 men which was a huge achievement! Again, we thank all our partner organisations who helped with the donations, logistics and distribution. Our online shop for hygiene products is still going

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Bazaar, wifi for the camp & 4 years of OHF

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

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