One year ago Idomeni – one of the largest refugee camps in Europe since WWII – was evicted by Greek police forces. A few days before the eviction, I recorded a live video-walk through the entire camp to document the living situation of more than 10.000 refugees at this point.
A live photo documentary on the refugee crisis in Europe
David Lohmueller has spent several months as a volunteer in Idomeni, on the Balkan route and in different refugee camps in Greece. The freelance photographer has witnessed the lives and daily challenges refugees are facing in Europe and has captured his impressions along the way.
Where are the refugees from Idomeni? What happened after the eviction of one of the largest refugee camps in Europe since WWII. What is the current situation in Greece?
Unfortunately the fate of 60.000 refugees that are currently stuck in military camps in Greece has completely vanished from media and public interest. In the past […]
Idomeni is history. One of the largest refugee camps in Europe since World War II has been evicted last week. I am still completely overwhelmed and speechless. There are no words that can describe the things we have seen and the emotions we all have experienced here during these last days of Idomeni. I will […]
Different groups of clowns, acrobats and jugglers have recently come to Idomeni to bring smiles and joy to the faces of those in the midst of extreme circumstances. In our Idomeni school we have built a small stage where everyone can gather and […]
Stormy days. Refugees have faced terrible weather conditions at the Idomeni refugeecamp this week. Heavy rain storms and strong winds have destroyed many tents and peoples belongings. We were busy day and night to provide shelter for many families who had lost their homes.
I need your help: There is no light in Idomeni refugee camp. It’s hard to see anything during nighttime and refugees must sit and walk in the dark. To improve their living situation, I want to supply the people in the camp with flashlights.
If you want to support my „Lighten up Idomeni“ project, please […]
We opened a school in #Idomeni. It was unbelievable. This is a huge milestone for all of us free volunteers. Many of the #refugee children and adults have never been to a school before due to war. Finally we have a bright and happy place for them to go to and learn to read and […]
Jet fighters and combat helicopters flew over the Idomeni refugeecamp today. People were absolutely terrified. Little kids started to cry. Worried mothers immediately showed up to protect their children. Adults had mental breakdowns. The jet fighter’s noise was terrible, they flew very low and maneuvered right over the camp. Soldiers were walking through surrounding fields. […]
Gestern war ein schlimmer Tag in Idomeni. Wenn Menschen vollkommen aussichtslos gegen einen Grenzzaun anrennen, sind sie vor allem eines – maßlos verzweifelt. Ich erfahre das jeden Tag in vielen Gesprächen mit den Geflüchteten, die seit Februar hier in #Idomeni festsitzen, abgeschnitten von der Außenwelt, im Stich gelassen von Europa.
So, heute möchte ich euch jemand vorstellen: Purjeen aus dem Irak, ist meine fleißigste Helferin jeden Morgen beim Bananen Verteilen. Gestern hatte sie Geburtstag. Wir haben für sie eine kleine Party organisiert. Seht mal wie sehr sie sich gefreut hat: