In August 2015 we met the fleeing people in Greece during our holidays. We acted, returned and rented a small apartment with kitchen in Athens to cook for the fleeing people.Tagesschau SRF Ruth Bossart on the beginning of schwizerchrüz.ch in September 2015 in Athens. In German language.
Beginning October 2015 we helped the fleeing people that landed in a dystopian environment on the island of Lesvos. In October alone, 130,000 people arrived on the island.Reporter film by SRF Patrick Schellenberg and Marc Giriet about our use on Lesvos in January 2016. In English.
As of March 2016, we have been working in Idomeni, in front of the closed border, to protect the human dignity of the fleeing people.Interview with Susanne Brunner from SRF in Ideomeni in April 2016
From May 2016 to March 2017, schwizerchrüz.ch worked in two military camps in Thessaloniki with more than 1200 refugees to train the children, to encourage the adults and to survive the winter.ARTE report on the Frakapor camp in Sindos near Thessaloniki in autumn 2016
In February 2017, we founded the Community Center One Happy Family on Lesbos and made it available to the Burgdorf association ohf-lesvos.org from April to February 2018. Since then, the center has been independent and has become a hub for numerous offers for refugees. From November 2017 to March 2018, we ran the Little Happy Family Community Center, which provided neonatal washing facilities during the winter.Report by Lea Beyeler from TeleBärn on the situation on Lesvos in 2018
Since February 2019 we are on Samos with our new Baobab Community Center for the refugees. It is open to families with children up to 12 years old. The families can eat, the women can take a shower and there are play areas for the children. schwizerchrüz.ch also operates a help desk in the hospital of Samos, which translates for the refugees and arranges the treatments for them.TeleBärn report on the situation on Samos in February 2019