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Fundraising events are back!

On March 15, we were able to host an OHF fundraising event for the first time since the Covid-19 outbreak! The fundraising event took place at the HeuBühne in Meilen ZH, Switzerland. During this evening, one could get general information about the topic of fleeing and the related facts and figures in an exhibition or

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Financial and political support

Support the free shopIf you can donate 24 Euros, we can support 50 people with salt. With a 44 Euros donation, we can provide toothbrushes to 50 people.With only 52 Euros, we can put sugar packages in 50 food bags.Your 60 Euros donation supports 50 people with a bag of rice.An 80 Euros donation can

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Insights

“No longer afraid to speak up” – A woman tells her story  Six Years of EU-Turkey Deal visualised by the ICRC

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Sad facts from the island and the mainland

Introduction to AthensWith OHF opening in Athens, we would like to give you a short overview of the Greek city: With more than 4000 years of history, Athens is Europe’s oldest capital and the birthplace of democracy. The city is home to around 660’00 people with more than 3 million in the greater urban area. 

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Time to say goodbye

Handover to Europe Cares After the recent announcement of stopping OHF’s community center activities on Lesvos by the end of February, we are happy to announce that the premises of the center will continue to be available for organisations to run their programs and activities for refugees and asylum seekers on the island thanks to

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A Big Thank You from Us to You

Five years of One Happy Family Community Centre on Lesvos, means five years of hundreds, maybe thousands, of people involved in making the Centre what it is today. All of the moments from the last five years stay close in our hearts. All the experiences we had have allowed us to go differently through the

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Updates from Athens

The Community Centre  While on Lesvos there is an atmosphere of departure and reminiscence, the project in Athens is starting to grow and blossom.We have had the keys to the new Community Centre for around 5 weeks now. It is near Victoria Square in Central Athens. Entering the new building has a very different feel

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OHF has changed my life

This speech was given at the farewell by our Head of Security Ernest. It was too beautiful not to share!“Thank you everyone for attending to say goodbye to OHF Lesvos, before we meet again in Athens.  Today is a special day for me, and very important for me to stand in front of you. Since

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The Greek all-rounder in the family

Meet Fotini!  Our Greek teacher, our allrounder, coordinator of Sporos garden project at OHF, and as one of our community volunteers says, “one of the pillars of OHF”! Fotini, from Athens, has been with us for two years now. She met with OHF as she was continuing her university studies on the island. She started

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Stand with Ukraine

People should never have to flee! Not anywhere in the world, not in Europe!We absolutely condemn this new war in Ukraine and we fully stand by all those affected!Peace and freedom are human rights, which most people in Europe were able to enjoy for decades.We have to continue to uphold this by all means and

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