In every crisis, the affected population can be divided into different levels of vulnerability. Women, children, and people with functional difficulties become more visible to the world due to their evident frailties. However, other vulnerable groups can become completely invisible under stringent and inefficient bureaucratic structures.

An old wall from Moria Refugee Camp.

This is the case…


BEHIND THE FENCES OF MORIA

A young refugee child living in a tent on the adjacent olive groves of Moria camp, February 2020, Lesvos Photolgaphy

Behind the fences of Moria, we buried our humanity. Thousands of people, young and old, have been forgotten by the world. So often you hear people wish they would have died in the sea rather than live another day in the hell that is called…


Mytilene, Lesvos, March 3rd, 2020 — The estimated number of Unaccompanied Children (UASC) currently in Greece is 5424 according to EKKA. Of this number, only 1563 live in secure long term accommodation facilities (National Center for Social Solidarity / 15.2.2020).

Today around 900 unaccompanied children live in Moria camp alone…


By Ciara McMackin, Volunteer at Gekko Kids — summer 2019

This year — school summer holidays 2019 — I spent the break teaching English to young people and adults, who live in camps and shelters in Lesvos, Greece, as they seek asylum in Europe. …


This March, we re-launched our life science lessons at EcoHub, in collaboration with the School of Peace at One Happy Family Community Center. …


This January marks our third year and fourth winter in Greece. Through this time, we have seen much that has baffled us and saddened us, faced situations that forced us to question ourselves, push ourselves harder, tackle unsolvable dilemmas and conjure solutions where there were none to be found. …


A pencil… or a piece of chalk? Paper, canvas, or a blackboard? Bare feet, or slippers? Music, or just a tapping sound? Rhythm, or free-flow?

Eyes open? Or closed?

Segni Mossi is a creative and experimental discipline developed by visual artist Alessandro Lumare and choreographer Simona Lobefero, which combines contemporary…


Tapuat Child & Family Center, Lesvos

Do you remember the last time you stepped into a school? Perhaps you live near one and see children walking or riding a bus to school every day. Perhaps you teach, and you are not just a witness, but an actor in their daily rituals: the bell at the beginning…


Planting hopes, composting bad memories and cooking dreams with home-grown herbs

By Rachael Le Clear

Atop a hill on the island of Lesvos, just outside the hustle and bustle of the capital city, sits a garden. It’s tucked into the back corner of One Happy Family community center, a collaborative space built and run together with people from nearby refugee camps…


The ‘Eco-Hub’ Experiment

At Together for Better Days we believe in creating projects that address the diverse mixture of cultures and nationalities now stranded on Lesvos. The war in Syria triggered an outburst of displacement which lead to the peak of the refugee crisis in 2015. In that year alone over a million…

Better Days

We create successful and replicable models of humanitarian aid delivery and emergency response.

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