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

Why You Should Become a Monthly Donor for A Drop in the Ocean

A Drop in the Ocean is the only remaining Norwegian aid organisation who work in refugee camps in Greece. We uncover humanitarian needs, and contribute to finding sustainable and worthy solutions to improve the everyday life for refugees. Together we can make a difference!

In the Midst of Hope and Despair – Two Weeks in Moria Refugee Camp and Drop Centre, Moria

 “If the feeling of physical relief, as we stepped out of the camp and returned to the peaceful surroundings of Moria Village, is anywhere close to how many of the refugees feel when they make the same trip almost every day to visit the Drop Centre, A Drop in the Ocean is doing a priceless job. Through various activities in the Drop Centre, as a voluntary field worker, you contribute to giving people who live under gruesome conditions something to look forward to – a safe place from the weighted atmosphere inside the camp, and something to fill their long days with. It is clear that the activities are greatly appreciated and make a difference for all those who participate.” – Peder Laumb Stampe and Hanne Clementine Meyer

Meet Shereen – volunteer and resident in Skaramangas Refugee Camp

“I have learned a lot by volunteering. My English skills have skyrocketed and I am actually teaching some English classes now. It was actually my dream as a child to become a teacher and now I am one.” – Shereen, volunteer for A Drop in the Ocean and resident in Skaramangas Refugee Camp

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