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Joint Press Release about the violent incidents in Moria, Lesvos

On 28 November 2016 due to the accident in Moria’s camp that took the  lives of two refugees, SolidarityNow and 22 other organizations made a joint statement about the living conditions and safety rules in the refugee camps around the country. We express our deepest concern in relation to the information, complaints and testimonies about […]

Lack of handover plans for the response in Greece puts asylum seekers at risk, NGOs warn

Humanitarian organisations welcome the transition to Greek Government management of all aspects of service provision for asylum seekers on the Greek islands and for unaccompanied children throughout Greece. However, as this transition begins, and the European Commission scales down support for humanitarian assistance currently provided by nongovernmental organisations (NGOs), there are growing concerns over the […]

Joint letter on Racist Attack on a Romani Neighbourhood in the city of Menidi, Attica

Solidarity Now together with other organizations sends a letter of concern to the competent Greek and European authorities in response to the racist attack on a Romani neighborhood in  the city of Menidi. A full criminal investigation on these events which started on 10 June 2017 has not been conducted yet. Τo: Nikolaos Toskas Alternate […]

“A Fundamentally Different Approach is Needed”: Α Joint Statement

IDC Members and partners, including SolidarityNow, write to express our collective concern that, “A Fundamentally Different Approach is Needed” to the immigration detention of migrants in Europe. In advance of a consultation with key civil society stakeholders from 22-23 June 2017 at the Council of Europe Headquarters in Strasbourg, over 30 national, regional and international civil society organisations […]

Social integration is now the priority

World Refugee Day: SolidarityNow underlines the needs on the ground  for refugees living in Greece. The celebration of the World Refugee Day finds our country at a crucial moment. At present, there are no more than 40,000 refugees in the Greek mainland; nevertheless, an unreasonably large number of them still live in camps under conditions […]

Racist Violence Recording Network: presentation of Annual Report at the Parliament

On 7 June 2017, the Racist Violence Recording presented its Annual Report to the Special Permanent Commission on Equality, Youth and Human Rights, following the invitation of its President, Aphrodite Stambouli. The Network considers this event an important initiative that has provided the opportunity for a fruitful and meaningful dialogue with representatives of the parties […]

The Lack of Access to the Asylum Process is a wound for our Legal Culture

By Eirini Vlachou, lawyer, Head of Legal Service at the Athens Solidarity Center of Solidarity Now   The most important issue one thinks of when dealing theoretically or practically with the so-called refugee crisis in Greece and the EU, is the integration of recognized refugees into the labour market and the Greek and European society […]

DRAFT LAW ON THE LEGAL RECOGNITION OF GENDER IDENTITY

With its announcement on June 9 2017, the for Racist Violence Recording Network welcomes the legislative initiative on legal recognition of gender identity as an important step in fulfilling the state’s commitment to drastically curb discrimination based on gender identity. As the Network has already argued, legal recognition of gender identity will solve many of […]