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Final Joint Statement on Pact

Along with other NGOs, Solidaritynow has published a statement on the proposed Asylum and Migration Pact, under development at EU level. We believe the proposed Pact on Asylum and Migration is an opportunity for the EU and its Member States to change direction and develop a rational and rights-based asylum and migration policy. Read the […]

Racist Violence Recording Network: Justice to uphold the Rule of Law in Greece

The Racist Violence Recording Network that SolidarityNow is a member of, is following with great interest the Golden Dawn trial, to which it has been summoned to testify on behalf of the legal team of the “Egyptian fishermen case” – one of 154 incidents that the Network recorded in 2012. Since its establishment in 2011, […]

Open letter to Mr Notis Mitarakis, Minister on Migration and Asylum

Athens, 21 January 2020 Dear Minister, With this letter, the below signatory humanitarian, human rights and protection organizations would like to congratulate you on taking up your new post as Minister on Migration and Asylum and wish you every success in your term. We would also like to welcome your intention to establish an EU […]

NGOs urge UN High Commissioner for Refugees to act on refugee rights during Greece visit

28 November 2019 – On Wednesday, UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi, visited the Reception and Identification Centre in Moria – Lesvos to witness first-hand the human cost of flawed migration policies which have stranded over 39,000 people in overcrowded and dangerous refugee camps. Ahead of Grandi’s visit, SolidarityNow together with 16 other NGOs* […]

Racist Violence Recording Network expresses concern over xenophobic reactions against refugees

In recent weeks, the Racist Violence Recording Network (RVRN) has witnessed an increasing number of xenophobic and racist incidents, targeting the transfers of asylum seekers to reception facilities. These incidents may be committed by small groups from local communities but the wide-spread and organized nature they seem to take, as well as the involvement of […]