The refugee camp Moria on the Greek island Lesvos is an eerie place. High double wired fences. Everything is fenced off. The colour scheme is metallic. Everything inside is grey. But not just any sort of grey, it’s a sad grey. An exasperated, fading grey that only accentuates the hopelessness of those stuck there. It […]
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.
Clothes on wheels. More than 60.000 refugees are currently stuck under terrible living conditions in military camps all over Greece. Winter is coming and people will be freezing if they don’t get proper winter clothes in time. That’s why we built a mobile truck […]
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 […]
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. […]
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, […]