DW: In Greece, Turks tell of lives full of fear in Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s Turkey

While Recep Erdogan visits Greece as the first Turkish head of state in 65 years to do so, Turks who recently fled reflect on what compelled them to go. Marianna Karakoulaki and Dimitris Tosidis report from Thessaloniki. Fear and uncertainty has been spreading in Turkey for years. Serhat, 24, a political activist and member of […]

IRINNEWS: EU fails to identify and protect gay, lesbian, and transgender asylum seekers

See also here Daar* was scared to tell anyone he was gay, let alone the foreign officials who held his future in their hands. So when the 28-year-old Syrian from Damascus had his first interview for European asylum on the Aegean island of Lesvos, he kept mum, even though revealing his identity would have helped […]

EURO2DAY.GR: Labor barriers for those uprooted from their countries

On November 10th, Solidarity Now’s work consultant, Mary Asvesta, on the occasion of her participation in the event entitled “Migration Policy and Social Integration of Youth and Refugees”, talked to the Athens & Macedonian News Agency, for the operation of the Blue Refugee Center in Thessaloniki by SolidarityNow. The event was an initiative of the […]

ERT3: Kathimerina kai Apla

SolidarityNow visited ERT3 and the morning TV show “Kathimerina kai Apla” hosted by the hosts Elsa Poimenidou and Haris Arvanitidis. The visit was held in the context of the educational city tours, organized every Friday by the Blue Refugee Center of SolidarityNow in Thessaloniki. The aim of these educational city tours is to familiarize our […]

TO VIMA: Refugees take part in the Half Marathon of Thessaloniki

Τhe 2nd SolidarityNow Refugee Team took part in the 6th International Thessaloniki Night Half Marathon. Following the participation at last year’s Athens Classic Marathon, with the 1st group of refugees in the history of the Marathon, this year and this time in Thessaloniki, more than 20 refugees and immigrants – SolidarityNow beneficiaries from the hosting […]