How safe is Turkey and for whom?

Yesterday, the Turkish police raided houses and arrested leaders and MPs of the People’s Democratic Party (HDP), the second biggest opposition party of the country. Justice Minister Bekir Bozdag said the arrests were made in respect to the rule of law, although HDP claims that the detainees were refused access to lawyer, while social media are […]

More than six months stranded – what now?

October 2016 – With a joint policy brief on the situation for displaced persons in Greece, Solidarity Now and 11 more national and international organizations operating Greece explain the current situation for those stranded in the country for over six months since the closure of the northern border and introduction of the European Union (EU) […]

Comments on the draft legislation of the Ministry of Interior and Administrative Reconstruction

As a civil society organization implementing a variety of projects that provide accommodation, legal and psychosocial support to migrants and refugees during the reception crisis faced in Greece, SolidarityNow submits its comments on the draft legislation of the Ministry of Interior and Administrative Reconstruction, that transposes the Directive of the European Parliament and the Council […]

Report by the Greek Ombudsman on the development of a Monitoring Mechanism for the Situation of Children on the move in Greece.

In this report the Ombudsman reflects the actions taken, the data gathered and his observations and findings on the situation of children on the move in the second half of 2016. The data and conclusions are grouped together in four key chapters, where the observations and findings of the Ombudsman are documented. These concern (a) […]

Access to the labor market must be facilitated

Statement on the pre-registration process for refugees SolidarityNow supports governmental efforts to confront the existing refugee crisis while respecting ‪‎humanrights. “We welcome the procedure of pre-registration which began a few days ago and which will grant access to ‪‎asylum procedures to all those that wish to partake in the process. The participants in the pre-registration […]