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Refugees flee unimaginable horrors in search of safety. Dakheel is Yazidi, a minority religious group from Iraq. When Da’esh (“Islamic State”) surrounded his home in Sinjar, it gave the Yazidi people two options: convert to Islam or die. Dakheel and his family were in danger. They ran for...

We are extremely alarmed at the recent changes the Greek government made to asylum regulations. They are speeding up evictions from camps and protected apartments, removing all refugees who have received their asylum.  Refugees should leave camps and integrate into local life, but a long-term plan needs to exist...

It’s a strange and tense time on the ground these days. The threat of Covid-19 has led our programs to a halt, but work continues behind the scenes! Being a grassroots NGO, run by a hand-full of people – mostly international volunteers – there is always work to...

Happy New Year from all of us here at Second Tree! As we take the first steps into the new year, we wish to celebrate one of the highlights of 2019: in December we celebrated a big win for integration – we had a few Greek Scouts join our...

We often receive the question: ‘how can I help if I live abroad’? Let us tell you a story. When Serena, one of our volunteers, left Second Tree, she burst into tears on the plane back....