“By his side, from the first small survival step to the creation of ambitious dreams”

by the Employability Service of the Athens Solidarity Center*  Ujjal is a 20-year-old man from Bangladesh and asylum seeker in Greece. He arrived in the country as an unaccompanied minor when he was 17, he lived in a shelter for minors, he registered at High School and started learning the Greek language. Ujjal turned 18 […]

The story of N.K., a story of strength, courage and hope

by the Social Service of the Athens Solidarity Center* The Social Service of the Athens Solidarity Center by SolidarityNow provides daily specialized and personalized support to beneficiaries from different backgrounds with multiple needs. One of the most interesting and challenging cases that we recently took care of, was the one of N.K., a woman from […]

World Refugee Day: “On the World Refugee Day… I would like to speak TO the refugees themselves and not FOR them.”

Marina Kanta, Team Leader, Legal Service Athens Solidarity Center*, SolidarityNow  On the World Refugee Day, I would like to speak TO the refugees and not for the refugees. I do not know the language of the programs …”means of verification, results, inputs, outputs, indicators, numbers”… However, I know the language we have spoken with the […]

International Day of Families: Hadia’s Family

International Day of Families | May 15, 2021 Hadia and her family are from Hanges, a small village in the city of Duhok in Iraq. In 2019, Hadia and her eight children arrived in Greece through Evros, after wandering for several days and facing difficult weather conditions.  Hadia however never lost her faith, since she […]

International Day of Families: Rihan’s family

International Day of Families | May 15, 2021 Rihan and her family are from Kurdistan. They were forced to flee their country, as their lives were in danger. In August 2018, she arrived in Greece with her children, walking through Evros, after several days of hardship and difficulties. Now, they are living in the Open […]

Labor rights and the pandemic – Anna’s story

 by the Legal Service of the Athens Solidarity Center* We met Anna a few months ago, when she addressed the Legal Service of the SolidarityNow’s Solidarity Center in Athens, in order to seek help regarding her work and her relation with the employer company. Her story began in April 2020 with the outbreak of the pandemic […]

She found her hearing again, but also her smile

The 12-year-old A. from Afghanistan lives with her family in the open accommodation structure for refugees and migrants in Ritsona. Her mother has been worried lately, because her underage daughter has severe hearing loss, and this makes it difficult or even impossible for her to communicate with others. The young teenager was isolated from those […]