Community Center on Lesvos

"Work WITH the people,
not FOR them"

The One Happy Family Community Center is a place which is built and run together with people from refugee camps on the Greek island of Lesvos.

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From our blog

  • Happy people do good things
    „Happy people do good things“ – as simple as it is, that’s what I’ve learned at the OHF. And it is a challenge to spread happiness in a context where crimes against humanity caused by the European closed-doors policy become the most visible. Deportations, inhuman conditions in the camps, a lack of perspective – all these EU-constructions are not […]

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The One Happy Family Community Center will stay closed today.

Unfortunately we have to announce again, that we’re today not able to provide the safety of all the people in our Community Center.

Last night tensions arose at Sappho Square:
The peaceful protest, which started on Tuesday, on the square by mostly families from Afghanistan, was attacked with stones, bottles and even by setting things on fire.

We are sad that we have to close our peaceful place today, but safety for everyone is our primary concern.

Picture: www.bluewin.ch/de/news/international/gewalt-bei-protesten-auf-lesbos-91918.html
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The One Happy Family Community Center will stay closed today. 

Unfortunately we have to announce again, that we’re today not able to provide the safety of all the people in our Community Center. 

Last night tensions arose at Sappho Square: 
The peaceful protest, which started on Tuesday, on the square by mostly families from Afghanistan, was attacked with stones, bottles and even by setting things on fire. 

We are sad that we have to close our peaceful place today, but safety for everyone is our primary concern. 

Picture: https://www.bluewin.ch/de/news/international/gewalt-bei-protesten-auf-lesbos-91918.html

 

Comment on Facebook

😭😭😭😭😭😭

It's totally understandable, stay strong! You are doing fantastic work.

So sad ! Unbelievable 😒

No words to express my sadness!

Only a very few of the local people from the island were involved in this last night. They do not represent the majority. Most of the people do not have a problem with the refugees. The people of the island are also suffering due to the economic crisis and the refugee crisis. This is a struggle for everyone. There is no need for violence of any kind. The government must find a lasting solution.

Buona fortuna 💚💙❤💛

😱😱😱

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Comment on Facebook

Keep going guys !!! thanks to #happyfamily for supporting!!

I'am pround my lovely daugther.😙

سلام او مردم

Cool guys

Nice good luck !

Eyyy!!!! My boy!!

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