NGO statement on the closure of PIKPA solidarity camp

We, the undersigned organizations active in human rights and humanitarian aid, urge the Regional Governor of the North Aegean Region to re-examine her decision to suspend the operations of Lesvos Solidarity in the area of PIPKA on the island of Lesvos. PIKPA, an open, self-organised solidarity space, has provided essential services and assistance to refugees […]


Η Λέσβος έχει ταυτιστεί με την αλληλεγγύη. Οι εικόνες του νησιού και των κατοίκων του ταξιδεύουν σε ολόκληρο τον κόσμο δείχνοντας τι σημαίνει να στέκεται κανείς στο πλευρό των πλέον ευάλωτων συνανθρώπων μας. Η δομή της Αλληλεγγύης Λέσβου (ΠΙΚΠΑ) έχει υπάρξει εδώ και αρκετά χρόνια το καταφύγιο για εκατοντάδες ανθρώπους –κάποιοι από αυτούς ιδιαιτέρως ευάλωτοι- […]

#weareawelcomingEurope @ #21stAntiraFestAthens 

#weareawelcomingEurope, goes @ the #21stAntiraFestAthens ! We are waiting for you at our booth to talk about the European Citizens’ Initiative and how you can help us decriminalize solidarity! If the idea of being prosecuted for providing help to refugees seems appalling to you, you have to join our efforts! Let’s start from the 21st Antiracist Festival, […]

SolidarityNow calls for immediate actions to improve the living conditions of refugees at Thiva’s Open Accommodation Site

The recent death of the three-year-old boy, at Thiva’s Open Accommodation Site, is a fact that must signal the danger to all of us and activate the authorities to prevent such tragic events in the future, SolidarityNow states. Moreover, it underlines the need for immediate action to improve people’s living conditions in the site. SolidarityNow […]

Let us help them!

Greece joins a pan-European coalition that aims to reflourish solidarity and respect towards refugees Athens, 23rd May 2018 – For the first time, a coalition of 130 civil society organisations have launched a European Citizen’s Initiative (ECI) for a shift in migration policy. The aim of the We are a Welcoming Europe campaign is to […]

Greece: Government Defies Court on Asylum Seekers

Reinstates Containment Policy That Keeps People Trapped on Islands (Athens, April 25, 2018) – The Greek government’s move on April 20, 2018, overturning a binding court ruling ordering it to end its abusive policy of trapping asylum seekers on Greece’s islands raises rule of law concerns, 21 human rights and humanitarian organizations said today. Rather […]


Athens, April 19, 2018 SolidarityNow welcomes Ruling No 805/2018 of the Greek Council of State (the country’s Supreme Administrative Court) (“the Ruling”), which annuls the Asylum Service’s Decision (No 10464/31.5.2016) imposing geographical restrictions on six islands of the Eastern Aegean Sea (Lesvos, Samos, Chios, Leros, Rhodes and Kos). The case was brought forward by the […]

Racist Violence Recording Network – Annual report 2017

In its annual report for 2017 the Racist Violence Recording Network (RVRN) analyses the quantitative and qualitative results of the over 100 incidents of racist violence and hate crime reported last year by its 42 members, including SolidarityNow. The RVRN report documents the coexistence of opposing trends in Greek society. On the one hand, the […]