A meeting place beyond the camp

In the refugee camp of Lesbos, Greece, as volunteers of the Pope John XXIII Community, we are not allowed to enter, because we belong to a religious association, as the authorities have decided. But this has not stopped us from wanting to share our lives with these people who, having fled wars and misery, here too have been deprived of their dignity and their future. Our volunteers meet families, men, women and children every day: with us they breathe a different air, forgetting even for a few hours the daily atrocities. They have the chance to savour simple gestures such as lunch around a table, far from the garbage and the asphyxiating air that surrounds the tents in which they live, and to build relationships with the young people who have chosen to be there with them and for them.The structure adjacent to the camp is the place where they can return to listen to hope.Help us to support the presence in Lesvos.The house, a place to meet and help, is also the accommodation for the volunteers who live 24 hours a day in Lesvos and who, thanks to your contribution, will also be able to rent a car and guarantee help and support to the refugees.Donate now. Your help will allow us to reach those who ask us for help and to take care of the house that every day opens its door to those who, having escaped repression, the regime, the war, still bear the signs and ask us not to leave them alone. Thank you.

A meeting place beyond the camp

In the refugee camp of Lesbos, Greece, as volunteers of the Pope John XXIII Community, we are not allowed to enter, because we belong to a religious association, as the authorities have decided. But this has not stopped us from wanting to share our lives with these people who, having fled wars and misery, here too have been deprived of their dignity and their future. Our volunteers meet families, men, women and children every day: with us they breathe a different air, forgetting even for a few hours the daily atrocities. They have the chance to savour simple gestures such as lunch around a table, far from the garbage and the asphyxiating air that surrounds the tents in which they live, and to build relationships with the young people who have chosen to be there with them and for them.

The structure adjacent to the camp is the place where they can return to listen to hope.


Help us to support the presence in Lesvos.The house, a place to meet and help, is also the accommodation for the volunteers who live 24 hours a day in Lesvos and who, thanks to your contribution, will also be able to rent a car and guarantee help and support to the refugees.

Donate now. Your help will allow us to reach those who ask us for help and to take care of the house that every day opens its door to those who, having escaped repression, the regime, the war, still bear the signs and ask us not to leave them alone. Thank you.



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Thousands of men, women and children who have fled war and misery arrive at the Lesbos refugee camp in Greece with the hope of a new beginning, but here they discover only more suffering. The Pope John XXIII Community has chosen to be in Lesbos to share the drama of this humanity, to give a voice to these unheard people. The presence of the Community's volunteers and of Operazione Colomba (the Community's non-violent peace corps) and the reception in the family house in Athens is indispensable: help us to be present alongside the men, women and children who are suffering in desperate silence. They need us now.

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