JOINT STATEMENT: How many refugees must die before safety is guaranteed in Greece

On 28 November 2016 due to the accident in Moria’s camp that took the  lives of two refugees, SolidarityNow and 22 other organizations made a joint statement about the living conditions and safety rules in the refugee camps around the country. The recent accident at the Moria refugee camp on Lesvos that took the lives […]

«SOLIDARITYNOW: The Greek citizenship is a matter of conscience and inclusion in the society

The granting of Citizenship to second generation migrant children was one of the main policy priorities of the Government from January 2015. The relevant legislation was introduced on July 2015 and was widely praised by civil society organizations. Sadly, the structure of the newly-found Ministry of Migration Policy does not reflect such prioritization, since it […]

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) […]