Dedicated without too many frills

Meet Fariba, in charge of our café at the Victoria Community Centre! If you ask around about Fariba, you will only hear sweet words.One of her teammates says of her: “She is kind and an excellent team player, always ready to collaborate, very active and involved in the activities of our community”.Our coordinator Akis says

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Feedback and Donations

Your feedback is important to usDo you have any questions or comments about this newsletter? A good idea, an input or a suggestion? We are happy to receive your feedback at newsletter@ohf-lesvos.org Donations for continuationAnd of course we continue to rely on your donations. In order to be able to continue operating the Victoria community

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Greece says it will try to retrieve migrant girl’s body from river islet  Greek migration minister: Seasonal work visas to give Bangladeshi migrants ‘dignity’

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It is always about people

Arrivals and PushbacksAccording to the Aegean boat report, 29 boats with 666 people on board arrived on the Greek islands in July 2022. And the same organisation documented 82 boats and 2183 people affected by pushbacks from the Greek side in the same period. At the same time, the Turkish government reported that during this

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Goodbye Lesvos & Active in Athens

VICTORIA COMMUNITY CENTER In July, we were again pleased to welcome many visitors to our Community Centre. In exact numbers, the Community Centre received 2059 visits and 1115 of these were specifically to OHF. However, we are still working to raise awareness of the Community Centre and continue to distribute vouchers for our welcome packs.

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Rooftop beautification

In typical OHF tradition, we always have something to decorate and paint. This time it was the roof terrace that got an upgrade and was beautified. We repainted the benches, got some extra tables and chairs and got some wonderful plants from Project Elea, which had to leave Eleonas Camp due to its upcoming closure.

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Goodbye Nicolas!

As announced, there is another coordination team member we have to say goodbye to: Nicolas! Nicolas joined our project in Lesvos in 2017 and co-founded the Swiss organisation One Happy Family. After being a board member in Switzerland, he joined the Lesvos coordination team. He was responsible for working with our partner organisations, donors on

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Open Job Position

Spread the word about our open job position for a Fundraising Manager! Find more information here.

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The situation remains tense

A climate of fear“I am concerned about the increasing criminalisation of humanitarian assistance in Greece.” said the special rapporteur on Human Rights Defenders Mary Lawlor about Greece, on her recent visit to the Aegean Islands at the end of June. Human right defenders are facing increasing prosecutions since 2019 when acting in solidarity with refugees

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Celebrations at OHF

VICTORIA COMMUNITY CENTRE Highlight of the MonthMonday, 20th June was the start of World Refugee Week. The idea behind this year’s theme “healing” is to promote and support healing through education, art, conversation and sport and coming together as a welcoming society.OHF held an open house event to celebrate the day. We had a table

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