Our team is back home safely, after an eventful project on Lesvos island. Be sure to check out our blogs (with more coming soon) to learn more. Enjoy these images from Jean-Sébastien Lòpez. It was so wonderful to have his … Continue reading
Before bed each night, Sabine walks down to the sea by our house. I am always moved by this ritual, her way of connecting with the families who will be crossing the water by night. The sea can … Continue reading
Clowns WITH Borders? “You must get to Moria,” is what Omar, former camp manager at Oxy camp, implored of us in frustration. But we can’t. Our access is restricted, blocked, denied, pending, in-review, rejected, approved…it could be any of these … Continue reading
Context: The procedure for accessing the refugee camps drastically shifted only 5 days before our arrival, affecting many of the previously made plans for performances within those camps. Stay tuned for another blog later today with more details about the Greek … Continue reading
“Laughter is healing, but it seems the camp officials are not concerned with this. It’s not because they’re cold or heartless. The police in Mytilene are helpful and polite. They like clowns, they appreciate what we do, but the happiness … Continue reading
“Today while performing in the UNHCR waiting area of one of the camps, a 10 year old kid was enjoying the show until he heard the sound of a helicopter. By pure coincidence, I was looking at him at that … Continue reading
The situation on Lesvos is always in flux, so our plans change constantly. One morning we were about to head out to perform at a refugee camp, when we saw there were hundreds of people on the beach a short walk from where … Continue reading
Driving by Oxy Transit Camp we immediately notice a difference. More refugees spill into the busy street than we’ve ever seen at this stop. We pull over to ask one of the volunteers, “Why is it so crowded today?” “The … Continue reading
I snap out of hectic dreams filled with the images of last night. People running for doctors in broken accents of every language past the old grandmother being helped down the stairs near the shoeless man with feet like an … Continue reading
On October 26, Clowns Without Borders USA will begin a performing project on the Greek island of Lesvos, to support the influx of Syrian and other refugees who have been flooding the island to escape the perils of their countries, … Continue reading
Check out these gorgeous shots from photographer, Diego Ibarra Sánchez! These were taken during shows performed yesterday in the south of Lebanon. Go clowns!
The clowns performed 3 shows today. These photos are from the third one, performed at the SOS children’s village in Sfaray south of Lebanon.
It’s now been one week since the clowns arrived in Lebanon. Hello from Jezzine! Apologies in advance, I’d like to write more but currently I’m doing all communication via my phone when wireless is available. The trip so far has … Continue reading