ADVOCACY

Statement

After the catastrophic fire in Moria which left thousands of refugees homeless and unprotected, the relocation of people to safety is now more urgent than ever.  SolidarityNow, together with other organisations, calls on the governments of EU Member States, to urgently relocate displaced individuals from Greece to their territory. The recent relocation of unaccompanied children from the […]

Greece: Transfer Refugees and Asylum seekers to Safety on Mainland

Respect for Human Rights should Prevail over Use of Force Following yesterday’s fire in Moria, on Lesvos, which destroyed the Reception and Identification Centre, 31 civil society organizations call on the Greek Government to immediately provide assistance to people who lost their shelter. Those affected, among them many children and at-risk groups, must be carefully transferred to safety on the mainland. The transfer of at-risk groups, including unaccompanied children, pregnant […]

The first coronavirus case in Moria stresses the urgent need for a comprehensive integration policy and measures to safeguard the health of everyone.

The first COVID-19 case was identified earlier last week in Moria, spiraling concerns about the health and safety of the overcrowded Reception Center’s population. According to media reports,[i] the 40-year old refugee left Lesvos on 17 July, after being requested to exit the Center, and as per his right to move went to Athens. Unable […]

The Killing of George Floyd and the Age of Covert Racism

by Salma Mohamed, Intern at the Advocacy Unit, SolidarityNow  The killing of George Floyd, a black man detained for allegedly using a counterfeit bill, by Derek Chauvin, a white Minneapolis police officer, impelled by the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on communities of color, led to protests of widespread, systemic, and historic racial inequities across the […]