Comprehensive service provision through Blue Dot approach in regions of mainland Greece

“Look again at that dot. That’s here. That’s home. That’s us” *  The Blue Dots is the image of our world, as envisioned by SolidarityNow “For us, every child is unique and special. Each one has its own story, personality and future. If we manage to support them, we are proud of our work. We […]

Greece: Urgent Need to Move Asylum Seekers from Islands

As Winter Begins, Accelerate Transfers, End Containment Policy Athens, December 21, 2017. More than 13,500 asylum seekers remain trapped on the Greek islands in most deplorable conditions as winter begins today, December 21st, SolidarityNow states. Greece, with support from its EU partners, should urgently transfer thousands of asylum seekers to the Greek mainland and provide […]

1 out of 3 Greeks and 1 out of 6 Refugees and Migrants found Work with the support of SolidarityNow

3,000 people were supported and inter-connected with the labor market through the organization’s Solidarity Centers “I know how to make 120 different desserts“, says Longman Gashimi. Longman, a Kurdish from Iran, currently makes his sweets in a pastry shop in Nea Raidestos where he works; this job was acquired through the SolidarityNow employability service at […]

Concerns for hundreds of unaccompanied children sleeping rough in Greece this winter

NGOs launch roadmap for handover of refugee response to Greek Government More than 2,000 unaccompanied children are on the waiting list for safe shelters in Greece, according to a new report by 15 organisations. The chronic shortage of accommodation for children is just one of the gaps in services that is worsening as the Greek Government […]

Greece: Move Asylum Seekers to Safety Before Winter Hits

 12 Groups Open Campaign to End Containment Policy (Athens, December 1, 2017) – The Greek government, with the support of European Union leaders, should act now before the onset of winter to end Greece’s “containment policy,” 12 human rights and humanitarian organizations said in a campaign that began today. The groups began a countdown to […]

20 organisations continue to press Greek Officials and EU States to transfer asylum seekers to the mainland and offer improved reception conditions

Groups Press Greek Officials, EU States for Mainland Transfers, Improved Conditions The Greek government, with the support of EU member states, should act now to end Greece’s “containment policy,” 20 human rights and aid groups said today. The policy forces asylum seekers arriving on the Greek islands to remain in overcrowded, unsafe facilities, an urgent […]

Studies abandonment due to war and Insufficient knowledge of the Greek language, the main obstacles in finding a job, reveals a SolidarityNow survey

SolidarityNow along with the University of Glasgow conducted an Innovative Research on Refugees Athens, 1 November 2017 Results of the new research conducted by SolidarityNow, in collaboration with the University of Glasgow, are published today bringing important information in light relating to Syrian refugees residing in our country. According to the survey, 46% of the […]