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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Meet Esmatullah!

Esmatullah is a frequent visitor at One Happy Family. “I come to relax my mind”. I really appreciate and enjoy having a place to come outside of the camp. Inside the camp you see many people facing difficult times and problems. People wait for so long for an answer to their case and children lack

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OHF is “a place to breath”

Mirto is one of our all-around volunteers. She, as well as other general volunteers, decides in our daily morning meeting which role and tasks are hers for the day. This means she gets to do a lot of different things at OHF.  “The Online Shop is my absolute favorite job because you get to speak

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“OHF connects people with each other”

Meet Ernest! Ernest has been with OHF for 2 years – and he has been in the security team the whole time. “Why would I change? I like it!” he says. “I like to be the first person people meet at the entrance to OHF. We are not only responsible for making everyone feel safe,

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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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The month of July

Covid-19 in Greece and Lesvos Since Monday July 26th, children ages 12-15 are now eligible to be vaccinated in Greece. Around 47% of Greeks are fully vaccinated. 10 out of 11 million Greek nationals have received at least one shot. In July, infection rates were comparable with those from April, just before Greece opened its

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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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Europe, can you look me in the Eyes?

In July, portraits of residents from the Kara Tepe camp were installed in 16 different European cities, as an exhibition from the famous photographer, JR. The exhibition is part of the larger “Inside Out Project”.  “Europe, Look me in the Eyes”, originally started in Lesvos, however it soon was echoed by groups across the European

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“OHF … a very magical place…”

Rahman is our all-around man at One Happy Family. He helps with everything from registration of our visitors, preparing lunch, and taking part in distributions. He joined the family last year by teaching in the gym at OHF when it was still open. “I hope the gym will open soon because I really want to

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