Joint Press Release: The letter of 36 NGOs to Pope Francis about refugees’ condition in Greece

Copyright Giorgos Moutafis for SolidarityNow

36 civil society organizations have sent a letter to Pope Francis regarding the refugee situation in view of his upcoming visit to Greece.

In a letter released at an online press conference on Thursday, December 2, the NGOs asked, among other things, to meet with the leader of the Roman Catholic Church and inform him about the living conditions of refugees in Greece, as well as the need to support refugees quest for access to asylum with a message of solidarity towards our persecuted fellow humans.


  1. A Drop in the Ocean
  2. Actionaid Hellas
  3. ARSIS – Association for the Social Support of Youth
  4. Βabel Day Center
  5. Caritas Hellas
  6. Centre Diotima
  7. Changemakers Lab
  8. Community Pope John XXIII
  9. Danish Refugee Council (DRC)
  10. ECHO100PLUS
  11. ELIX
  12. Equal Rights Beyond Borders
  13. Europe Must Act
  14. Fenix – Humanitarian Legal Aid
  15. Greek Council for Refugees (GCR)
  16. Greek Forum of Migrants
  17. Greek Forum of Refugees
  18. Hellenic League for Human Rights
  19. HIAS Greece
  20. Humanrights360
  22. INTERSOS Hellas
  23. Irida Women’s Center
  24. Jesuit Refugee Service Greece (JRS Greece)
  25. Lesvos Solidarity
  26. Médecins du Monde – Greece
  27. Network for Children’s Rights
  28. Mobile Info Team (MIT)
  29. Odyssea
  30. Refugee Legal Support
  31. Refugee Support Aegean (RSA)
  32. Samos Advocacy Collective
  33. Samos Volunteers
  34. SolidarityNow
  35. Still I Rise
  36. Symbiosis-School of Political Studies in Greece, Council of Europe