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: Marina-Isaia Mavridou_The Positive Impact of Solidarity

The negative impact of this crisis continues to be counted daily in human lives and translated into pause, loneliness, people without any social or economic protection network. Fear usually overwhelms us and overshadows everything positive. It becomes clear to us every day what separates us: 2 meters distance, a face mask and a pair of […]

#OURHEROES: Grigoris Papafragkas_My Containment, their Confinement

Since April 2, when some of our beneficiaries were tested positive for COVID-19, the situation at Ritsona camp, where I work, has changed radically. Police cars and police teams were patrolling the camp’s entrance. The beneficiaries, now excluded from any service, were in greater need than ever. We continued our presence at the camp, responding […]

Spot #3: Message on the Reopening of the Asylum Office

The following message is brought to you by UNHCR and Solidarity Now. The Asylum Service Offices reopened on May 18th for limited services. The cards of applicants for international protection which expired between March 13th 2020 and May 31st 2020, are automatically renewed for 6 months. The Asylum Service is not renewing cards of international […]

SolidarityNow, amid COVID-19, creates new innovative training tools responding to the needs of vulnerable populations

The organization adjusts its programs and continues to support people living in refugee sites.  “Readiness, Creativity, Teamwork”: that is the motto driving the SolidarityNow efforts to continue its activities so as to respond to the intensive needs aroused in the times of COVID-19, for the people living in refugee sites. In addition to its presence […]

#OURHEROES: Evangelia Tsilimigkra_In the midst of this Crisis, Work Opportunities lie ahead

Many things have changed during this crisis. All the important activities in the field of labor market and education were “frozen” or suspended. An immediate priority in the Employability Service at the SolidarityNow’s Athens Solidarity Center, was the adjustment to the new reality as to continue being on the side of our beneficiaries; and most […]

#OURHEROES: Yiannis Kafkas_Lust for life

Working as a psychologist at the Athens Solidarity Center, every day I challenge myself through people’s different and usually, harsh stories. Stories of people facing the effects of poverty, the anxiety of unemployment, the uncertainty of migration, the effects of fear caused by the experience of war or persecution. I often tell people that if […]

UNHCR, SolidarityNow and pod.gr join voices to provide information on Covid-19 to refugees and migrants in Greece, through a podcast series

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, SolidarityNow and pod.gr are joining forces amid the pandemic to overcome language barriers and provide information to refugees and migrants in Greece through podcasts. Podcasts are produced through collaboration between UNHCR, SolidarityNow and pod.gr, the first Greek platform that creates and distributes podcasts.  This cooperation aims to ensure ease of […]