Annual reports and strategies
This document describes A Drop in the Ocean’s (DiH) strategic objectives for 2021-2022. This strategy plan has been approved by A Drop in the Ocean’s Board of Directors.
In 2020, we organised activities and distributions in Greece through our four programme areas: Community Empowerment Mobilisation,Non-formal Education, Integration Support and Humanitarian Aid. By the end of the year, we had also established a presence in the refugee camp Ušivak outside Sarajevo in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
In 2019 we strengthened our work for unaccompanied minors, established activities on Samos, and recruited more volunteer field workers with expertise in specific areas. Thanks to increased funds, we were able to make more long-term plans.
New projects and the development of existing projects in and outside of the refugee camps in Greece has been one of the highlights in the field during 2018.
Several projects have opened in the Greek camps in 2017. The needs of the refugees are the number one thing guiding our activities and our work. A Drop in the Ocean has contributed with language classes, sewing skills and social gatherings.
The year 2016 started like last year ended. Several thousand people fleeing from war and with need for safety arrived at the Greek islands. Here, our volunteers were patrolling day and night in the areas which had the most arrivals.
A Drop in the Ocean’s voluntary fieldworkers have been in the field to help refugees in Greece every day since September 2015. 6000 voluntary fieldworkers from 60 countries have with their own eyes witnessed how the refugee crisis has been handled. The feedback we receive is unambiguous – this is not a European refugee crisis; this is Europe’s solidarity crisis.
Monitoring and Evaluation
A Drop in the Ocean supports refugees and other migrants in Europe. In 2020 we had a total of 106,600 visitors to our activities and distributions in Greece.
A Drop in the Ocean has held our first ever Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) of all our projects and activities in the four different locations we operate in Greece. The M&E took place from November 2019 until February 2020.