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Thousands of refugees might be heading towards Greece 

A Drop in the Ocean is deeply concerned with reports stating that a large number of refugees are on their way from Turkey to Europe. This will strongly affect Greece and the Greek islands, who are already struggling with an overload of people living in refugee camps. 

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Preventive work with unaccompanied minors in Moria refugee camp

More than 5000 children and approximately 1100 unaccompanied minors are currently living in Moria refugee camp on Lesvos. They carry traumas from a life as a refugee. Additionally, many of the refugees have experienced acts of violence, or witnessed others being victim to it. They liver under horrifying and undignified conditions in the refugee camp. A Drop in the Ocean works inside the refugee camp, as the only Norwegian organisation. We contribute daily to provide activities for children aged 0 to 17.

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28 hours on Lesvos

For the past few weeks, several famous people have spoken up about the situation for displaced people in Moria refugee camp on Lesvos. The petition “Evakuer barna fra Moria” (Evacuate the Children from Moria) has been widely spread on social media. Last week, Karin Andersen of the Norwegian Social Party visited Moria refugee camp with A Drop in the Ocean’s Secretary General, Trude Jacobsen. The visit in Moria was nowhere near being a “formal visit”. You can read more about their experiences below, including unpredicted situations that occurred and the people they met during their eventful 28 hours on Lesvos.

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The mind still wanders

Frost covered fields and trees in the garden at Heggedal in Asker. The seven-armed candlestick lights up in the window sill, which tells us it’s Christmas time. Arne Martin is home, after three and a half months of walking in solidarity through Europe, but he is not entirely present.

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Halfway to Moria

Arne Martin Thingnes has walked over 1,350 kilometers in pure solidarity! He started in Arendal in Norway on August 12th and Monday October 7th he reached Senica in Slovakia, which is halfway to the destination, Lesvos in Greece.

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