One Happy Family temporarily closed
The situation on the Greek islands has been challenging for years, but unfortunately it has become even more acute in recent weeks. Aggression-loaded demonstrations, the anger of everyone involved, the verbal and physical attacks on volunteers and journalists and the resulting very insecure situation for everyone forced us to temporarily close One Happy Family at the end of February.
On Saturday, March 7th, the School of Peace building has been put on fire by arson and has been completely destroyed by the flames. The offices in the main building burned down completely and there is water and smoke damage throughout the building. Fortunately, no people were injured.
We regret very much that the meeting, resting and learning place of so many people cannot be one at the moment.
Due to the worldwide pandemic of the Corona virus, everything is now at a standstill in Greece as well and we must act according to what is possible on a daily perspective.
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The team of One Happy Family
"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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