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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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The OHF Table Tennis Tradition

And it goes on. Table tennis is being played in Athens again.Endless hours of table tennis and table tennis tournaments were played on Lesvos. And despite the limited space in Athens, we have also found space for our table tennis table here and can continue this tradition. And there are even the same duels being

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Photo exhibition by Refocus

Many things in Athens are new, but fortunately there are also some familiar constants.  One such example is our partner organisation Refocus. We are very happy and consider ourselves lucky to be able to work with them again here on the mainland, because the work with Refocus is always very exciting. For the World Refugee

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Once OHF, always OHF

Meet Abbas! Even though OHF in Athens is now smaller, we still need important team members to make our community center a safe and beautiful place. One of them is Abbas. He is our new member of the security team. But actually, he has been part of the One Happy Family for several years. In

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Volunteer, work or donate!

We are looking for volunteersOur recruitment process just restarted and we are looking for  volunteers who have social media experience, IT skills, experience working with children and graphic design. Come and join our team in Greece! Find more on our website. DonationsIf you can’t or don’t want to travel to Greece yourself, we are still very

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Many things raise questions

Living in AthensFor the last few years, the transfer from the Aegean islands to Athens was viewed by many as something positive, as they could finally leave the hell of the camps in the islands behind them. However, this transfer, officially organised or independently, did not have a positive effect for many. After the transfer,

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Many new offers and visitors

COMMUNITY CENTER VICTORIA Always something newDuring the month of May, the number of visitors to the Victoria Community Centre has increased steadily. More and more drinks are being served in our café and the atmosphere is livelier as people play games and chat.The growing number of visitors is also related to the fact that more

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Discussing OHF core values together

On the weekend of 14 and 15 May a small miracle happened: the whole coordination team and the board of the Swiss association were together in one place for the first time in 5 years. The event was a two-day workshop led by MAPS to better define our structures in the organisation and align them

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