Spread the news, not the virus!

At SolidarityNow we have been following closely the developments regarding the covid-19 pandemic affecting the planet and our country, more specifically. We all recognize that these are challenging times for our beneficiaries, and for our colleagues working in the field helping others and especially the vulnerable. Through this page, we will share with you SolidarityNow’s initiatives that address the pandemic, developments, guidelines and other useful issues related to this crisis.

PRESS RELEASES & ARTICLES

#OURHEROES: EVA & KONSTANTINOS: The Hope Makers

When we were told “Stay Home”, our thoughts and solidarity were with those who did not have a home; with the people who for us are not numbers, or “cases” to be deported, but they are women and men, girls and boys with names, origin and dreams for a life meant for people. When we […]

#EPISODE 4: Asylum Service Announcement: Provision of Services from June 1, 2020

The following message is brought to you by UNHCR and Solidarity Now. Provision of Services from June 1, 2020. The Asylum Service wishes to inform applicants of the following: Cards of international protection that have expired between 13.3.2020 and 31.5.2020 will remain valid for six months according to the Ministry Decision of TT 9028/2020 (ΦΕΚ […]

#OurHeroes: Myrto Prodromidou_Nothing in our Lives is a Given

The word that might best describe the situation we are experiencing is exclusion. Our daily lives and our sociability have changed, and that reminded us that nothing in our lives is a given. For refugees and asylum seekers, however, who have already experienced a complete change of their lives, the pandemic was nothing more than […]

#OUR HEROES: Marika Gavrielatou_Nok-Nok, the Children’s new Friend

I have always found change difficult, and especially when it’s unforeseen and catches you unprepared. That’s why when we were told that the educational lessons in the camp were temporarily suspended due to the coronavirus, I felt that I couldn’t do my job: being among children. After all, our presence in the camp is equivalent […]

#OURHEROES: Konstantinos Kasampalis_Dancing and Singing

The quarantine period was quite difficult for all of us. For me, not having classes and any contact with my students was an unprecedented condition as it was the first time I wouldn’t be able to meet them for a long time. I was constantly thinking about them and I was worried about how they […]

#OURHEROES: Konstantinos Papadakis_Can I make a difference?

The COVID-19 period and the security measures we have adopted have changed the way we live and the way we have worked so far. The conditions have become even more difficult in areas that were under quarantine. One such area is the Malakasa Open Accommodation Center, one of the camps where SolidarityNow operates and currently […]