As of February 24, 2022, Europe and the world are facing one of the greatest refugee crises of the century. According to the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, more than 3 million people have fled Ukraine to neighbouring countries in less than a month. Most of them are women and children.
At SolidarityNow, we express our support for the Ukrainian people, who are facing a severe humanitarian catastrophe. War is not a way to resolve disputes. Every war only has losers, leads to the displacement of people, the destruction of infrastructure, cultural heritage, and the natural environment, destroying the people’s prospects for a better future.
We support the stance and the rapid responses of the European and Greek authorities towards the Ukrainian refugees. We stand side by side with those at risk and seeking protection and we consistently work to ensure that the solidarity which has been shown at the national and European level with the current crisis, applies to all people fleeing persecution and whose rights are violated, indiscriminately.
- In the Athens Solidarity Center (2 Domokou str.), the organization offers pro bono the following services: legal aid, social support, psychological support, accounting, employability.
- In the Blue Refugee Center of SolidarityNow in Thessaloniki (25D I.Koletti str.) the organization offers pro bono services of legal aid, psychosocial support, support to parents and children, employability, non-formal education (for adults and children).
- Through the “All Children in Education” project, SolidarityNow is ready to support the integration of refugee children in the Greek education system. The project implemented with the collaboration will be implemented in 6 regions across mainland Greece, namely: Attica, Central Greece, Central and Eastern Macedonia, Epirus, and Peloponnese.
The organization is collaborating with the Ukrainian Community in Athens, the Consulate of Ukraine in Thessaloniki as well as the Ministry of Migration and Asylum and other stakeholders and participates in the coordinated efforts to support people in need. SolidarityNow is already assisted by a significant number of volunteers.
Athens Solidarity Center
2 Domokou str. (opposite Athens Railway Station, 2nd floor)
210 8220883, Fax: 210 8250986
Blue Refugee Center, Thessaloniki
25D Ioanni Koletti str., Thessaloniki
*From 1/8/2021 till 31/7/2022, the Athens Solidarity Center’s operation is supported through a grant from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) in the framework of its global COVID-19 Relief Initiative.
**The Blue Refugee Center is supported by UNICEF Greece.