Our Purpose

The purpose of A Drop in the Ocean is to provide support for people who are on the run, as well as to spread the word about the current situation for refugees and migrants. Where appropriate, our main focus will be on helping children and their mothers. A Drop in the Ocean was founded in September 2015, and has since then organised more than 5500 volunteers to go to Greece, where the need for help is high.

The Refugee Crisis in Greece Continues

Greece, which used to be a transit country, has now become temporary residence for tens of thousands of refugees. Border controls out of Greece are stricter than ever before. Meanwhile, the influx of refugees by boat from Turkey continues, leading to an increased accumulation of refugees in both official and unofficial camps. They live under miserable and undignified conditions for an uncertain amount of time. There is a great need for aid, and our work in and around the refugee camps has never been more important.

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Latest News

With A Desire to Follow the Pathway of the Refugees

– A Solidarity March from Norway to Moria (Greece) On 12 August 2019, during «Arendalsuka», Arne Martin will commence his solidarity march through Europe, all the way to Lesvos (Moria). The aim of the march is to highlight the situation of refugees, who are still met by closed borders and inhumane living conditions along the outskirts of Europe. Below, Arne Martin states how he came up with the idea, shares some experiences from when he volunteered in the field, and gives some reflections regarding the current state of the refugee crisis.

Internship Programme

A Drop in the Ocean are pleased to announce our 2019 internship programme, with a variety of roles across all of our sites, available for people who are currently completing or have recently completed a relevant academic qualification. We are creating a platform for someone looking to develop their current skills or to begin a humanitarian career, providing broad foundational knowledge and practical experience in an international NGO environment.

A life changing experience – Interview with Arlette, a volunteer fieldworker

In 2018 Arlette Augustin worked as a volunteer fieldworker in Nea Kavala in Northern-Greece. Read more about what made her sign up and her experience from volunteering in Nea Kavala Refugee Camp here.

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