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Once again, the coverage of the situation for refugees at the EU external border has disappeared from the majority of the media. Therefore, we want to give an insight into the situation on Lesvos and inform about how the OHF has adapted to the current situation. We look forward to seeing many familiar and new

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Ways to support

Over the years we have had many incredible helpers and visitors from Afghanistan. The news coming from Afghanistan these past weeks have been extremely distressing to both see and hear. We all can do something, to help support Afghani people, both in Afghanistan and where they may be resettled in these coming months. The following

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Take action!

One Happy Family has always been able to continue its activities thanks to all of you! You were making all of this possible by supporting us with your thoughts and following our activities, but also by donating.  After this chaotic year that we all experienced, the Community Centre is finally back to being its vibrant

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Different ways to help

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

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Keep an eye on Frontex and fill out our survey

Keep an eye on FrontexSwitzerland is part of Frontex. Since 2011, we have contributed with people and money. We should use our voice within Frontex to make the concerns about illegal pushbacks heard and demand consequences: the stepping down of Fabrice Leggeri, Director of Frontex. He blocks external investigations, regardless of the evidence presented by

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Stay active!

Support the legal actors According to the latest news, many asylum cases are processed without the authorities providing legal assistance to refugees and migrants. Therefore, support and financial contributions to legal NGOs such as the Legal Centre Lesvos are most needed and helpful.  Oppose inhumane living conditions In face of the threat of lead poisoning in the

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Support options & info about the EU Migration Pact

Give relief and support for Christmas Some ideas for donations to organisations in which we trust and with which we collaborate. Support the rule of law: the Legal Centre Lesvos Empower refugee women: Glocal Roots Donate for unaccompanied children: Together for better days Support for LGBTQI*: Lesvos Lgbtiq+ Refugee Solidarity Enable sport’s activities: Yoga and Sports for Refugees Donate for

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Build Communities not Camps

Build communities – not camps! Lesvos Solidarity – Pikpa, a solidarity structure which was created in 2012 by locals hosted refugees since years in dignified accommodation, welcoming some of the most vulnerable cases (such as victims of torture, victims of shipwreks, LGBTQI+ individuals, single parents etc.). The vulnerable people were officially referred to Pikpa –

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