Early this year, I took a sabbatical from work after 15 years, to travel. Although I have been to Greece earlier and come to love everything about it, this time Greece warmed my heart a little more by the way it has opened its arms to refugees of one of the largest humanitarian crises, despite it’s own ongoing economic crunch. The ongoing refugee crisis has been making me very uneasy for a while now.
“Dråpen”- photo exhibition and auction – Monday 5th of December. Where: Bølgen og Moi Briskeby
Dråpen i Havet is hosting a photo exhibition. In collaboration with photographer Knut Bry, 37 art works by well-known Norwegian photographers and artists have been gathered. These works will be presented Monday 5th of December and will allow the visitors to bid for their favourite piece to support our voluntary work.
Inside a refugee camp – A volunteer’s perspective
Julian Benabides spent two weeks volunteering for Dråpen i Havet this summer. In this blog post, he shares his thoughts on working as a volunteer in the refugee camps in Northern Greece.
Camp Sounio – Southern Attica
Since the middle of June, A Drop in the Ocean has had a team of 5 volunteers, working hard in the new refugee camp situated at Cape Sounio in the southern part of the Attic Peninsula at the southern tip of Greece mainland.
Here, our coordinator Gary Rolston shares his experiences of the first week of work (June 21).
Childbirth on the shores of Lesvos
Born in Europe!
With A Drop in The Ocean’s volunteers as assistants, a little baby boy was born on the shores of Lesvos today on October 13, 2015.
Kaja Kristine Espenes, who is on her second trip for A Drop in The Ocean reports: