Strategic Plan 2019-2020

This document describes A Drop in the Ocean’s (DiH) strategic objectives for 2019 – 2020. This strategy plan was approved by A Drop in the Ocean’s Board of Directors in December 2018.

A Drop in the Ocean’s operational work in Greece is mainly concentrated on humanitarian assistance and the operation of activities in refugee camps on the Greek mainland and islands. DiH also focuses on aid aimed at women and children, as well as language courses, primarily English, for adults and young people who are not eligible to attend school in Greece.

Due to a good distribution system, good learning programmes and activities that contribute to increased dignity of refugees, we are often visited by official bodies or other humanitarian NGOs who want our assistance in or outside camps. In addition, people on the run who need assistance in Greece to varying degrees tend to seek out DiH. Being a Norwegian organisation that exclusively works in Greece is sometimes challenging. However, through our Secretary-General (the founder of the organisation) and a very dedicated administrative team, we have consolidated our voice in the debate on the refugee situation in Greece.

The humanitarian principles of humanity, impartiality, independence and neutrality are central to the organisation and absolutely necessary to live by in order to carry out our work and reach those who need it most. Through our activities in Greece, these principles run as a ‘common thread’ in everything we do. Our volunteers, through our guidelines, have accepted these principles and live by them when working in the field.

Read and download our Strategic Plan for 2019-2020 here.