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Lesvos in Photos!

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

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The Power of Pit Stops

    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

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Clowns WITH Borders?

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

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Access Denied

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

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Lesvos 2016

“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

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The Power of Feeling Seen

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

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Lesvian Refugees

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

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Lesvos, Greece 2015

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

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December 9th: To the South!

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.  

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December 8th, 2014: One week in 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