HUMAN STORIES

“Is solidarity the answer to the humanitarian crisis? Yes, it is”

One of the first to welcome beneficiaries at the Athens Solidarity Center, expresses her involvement and feelings. by Vicky Anastasiou, Reception officer at the Athens Solidarity Center   Is solidarity the answer to the humanitarian crisis? Yes, it is; and at Athens Solidarity Center we turn solidarity into action, in a continuous effort to make […]

The story of Marzuq

“You are from Morocco; you cannot go to Europe, you should stay in Greece“. This was the answer to Marzuq’s efforts to find out how he could travel and live in Europe. Marzuq is 20 years old and he is from Morocco; he arrived to Greece, in Thessaloniki, together with his mother several months ago, […]

The story of Basel

Numerous human stories. Many of them are sad, however there are always some bright and optimistic ones about strong people who struggled but managed to accomplish their aims and pursuit their dream. Basel’s story is a bright one that starts from Turkey and ends up in one SolidarityNow accommodation structures in Athens, where Basel lives […]

The story of Zozan

Ζozan came to Greece from Syria in February 2016 and now she lives in one of the SolidarityNow accommodation structures. She is in Greece with her four children as a refugee and asylum-seeker. She was teaching fashion design for the last eight years of being in Syria and she loved her job. She and her […]

The story of Rajab

Story and photo: Steven Tagle for SolidarityNow.  Rajab, 21, lives in a single room in one of SolidarityNow accommodation structures for refugees in Athens, near Hashem and Nouri. His arms are thick from using his crutches. “My papers say I’m Syrian, but I was born in Iraq”. Half of his family lives in Iraq, half […]

The story of Nour

by Mohammad Nour Alahmad Almasto, actor, Syrian refugee – hosted temporarily in SolidarityNow accommodation structure This story was also published in K magazine of Kathimerini newspaper (1/1/2017) “An intense cold dark night, the dawn of a bad day; I was leaving, regretful, waving goodbye to my city in Syria; escaping from the resentment and nastiness […]

The story of Ghanim

In October 2016, Ghanim Hameed’s family was included in SolidarityNow’s program “Extended”; the family consists of Ghanim, his wife Shaymaa and their two children, the minor 16-year old Hazim and the 21-year-old Samar. Their origin is from Iraq and they had requested family reunification in Germany since their oldest and youngest sons are there. In […]

Welcome to our world, Haneen!

Welcome our small Haneen! Just these last few days, the family of Abdulamajid became a five member one. At the Accommodation & Housing SolidarityNow, and specifically in our structures at Sindos Thessaloniki, we welcomed our new member with great joy and enthusiasm. Haneen we wish you the best of luck in our world!