PRESS RELEASES & ARTICLES

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 […]

“The Small Room with 101 Windows”

“Small Room”, is an artistic project inspired and based on the refugees’ journey from their warring countries to Europe. The first opening days of the exhibition were from May 28th to May 30th in Thessaloniki, where the initiator-activist Vassilis Tsartsanis, along with the Asklepeion Team, presented their work to the public. The exhibition was held […]

Safe Refugee and Proud!

On Saturday, June 10th and during the three-day period, June 14th to 17th, SolidarityNow participated in Athens and Thessaloniki Pride, respectively, on the side of the LGBTI population. The aim of the organization’s presence at the Festival was to stand by the LGBTI community and to present its own work on the protection and rights’ […]

“You have to taste a culture to understand it” *

*Deborah Cater, British travel and food blogger On the evening of June 19th, the Seychelles restaurant in Kerameikos had altered its catalogue adding Barshank’s dishes – humus, spicy lamb, tabbouleh, grilled chicken with spices and groats and mutabal. The same happened when Abdul cooked at the 7 Food Sins restaurant in Plaka, where the cook […]

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 […]

A new Child and Family Support Hub opens its doors to refugees and migrants in the City of Athens

A new Child and Family Support Hub (CFSH or “Blue Dot”) is inaugurated today, as the result of the collaboration between the City of Athens, and more specifically the Department for the Support and Social Integration of Migrants and Refugees, and the NGO SolidarityNow. The initiative, which targets refugee and migrant women and children, is […]

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 […]