Preserving the right to accommodation for recognized refugees is essential

According to a recent announcement by the Greek Ministry of Migration Policy, as of 31 March 2019 recognised refugees hosted in the ESTIA programme for more than 18 months will start “exiting” the programme, without provision of further accommodation. SolidarityNow is concerned that due to the lack of appropriate provisions in place, people face serious […]

#Your Vote Our Future-EP Elections 2019

SolidarityNow’s work in support of vulnerable and marginalized populations is driven by the goal of strengthening social cohesion. The protection of rights on all levels, and for all people, is core in this effort. As is the promotion of active citizenship. At SolidarityNow we believe that the upcoming European Parliament (EP) elections are crucial for […]

At SolidarityNow we are asking for a #Welcoming Europe

While the Criminalization of Solidarity Continues, at SolidarityNow we are asking for a Welcoming Europe  At the #WelcomingEurope Campaign every Signature Counts! Learn more and sign the petition here.  by Melina Dunham, intern at SolidarityNow’s Advocacy Unit As people continue to arrive in Europe’s shores, volunteers, locals, and NGOs have stepped in to help where […]

Sara and Seán are Free and Will Continue to Defend Solidarity

Berlin, 12 December 2018. Last week brought us news worthy of much celebration at SolidarityNow. On Wednesday 5 December, and after spending 107 days in pre-trial detention, Sara Mardini and Seán Binder were finally released on bail. Sara became internationally known when she and her sister Yusra pulled a boat to safety and saved a […]

Greece, EU: Move Asylum Seekers to Safety End Containment Policy, Organize Transfers Now

The Greek government and its European Union partners should urgently ensure that all asylum seekers on the Aegean islands are transferred to suitable accommodation on the mainland or relocated to other EU countries as winter approaches, 20 human rights and other organizations said today. Despite the Greek government’s recent efforts to transfer asylum seekers from […]