1 out of 3 Greeks and 1 out of 6 Refugees and Migrants found Work with the support of SolidarityNow

3,000 people were supported and inter-connected with the labor market through the organization’s Solidarity Centers “I know how to make 120 different desserts“, says Longman Gashimi. Longman, a Kurdish from Iran, currently makes his sweets in a pastry shop in Nea Raidestos where he works; this job was acquired through the SolidarityNow employability service at […]

Concerns for hundreds of unaccompanied children sleeping rough in Greece this winter

NGOs launch roadmap for handover of refugee response to Greek Government More than 2,000 unaccompanied children are on the waiting list for safe shelters in Greece, according to a new report by 15 organisations. The chronic shortage of accommodation for children is just one of the gaps in services that is worsening as the Greek Government […]

Greece: Move Asylum Seekers to Safety Before Winter Hits

 12 Groups Open Campaign to End Containment Policy (Athens, December 1, 2017) – The Greek government, with the support of European Union leaders, should act now before the onset of winter to end Greece’s “containment policy,” 12 human rights and humanitarian organizations said in a campaign that began today. The groups began a countdown to […]

20 organisations continue to press Greek Officials and EU States to transfer asylum seekers to the mainland and offer improved reception conditions

Groups Press Greek Officials, EU States for Mainland Transfers, Improved Conditions The Greek government, with the support of EU member states, should act now to end Greece’s “containment policy,” 20 human rights and aid groups said today. The policy forces asylum seekers arriving on the Greek islands to remain in overcrowded, unsafe facilities, an urgent […]

Studies abandonment due to war and Insufficient knowledge of the Greek language, the main obstacles in finding a job, reveals a SolidarityNow survey

SolidarityNow along with the University of Glasgow conducted an Innovative Research on Refugees Athens, 1 November 2017 Results of the new research conducted by SolidarityNow, in collaboration with the University of Glasgow, are published today bringing important information in light relating to Syrian refugees residing in our country. According to the survey, 46% of the […]

Greece: Asylum Seekers in Abysmal Conditions on Islands. Groups Press Tsipras for Transfers to Mainland

(Athens, October 23, 2017) – Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras should end the Greek government’s “containment policy” of confining asylum seekers to the Aegean islands, 19 human rights and humanitarian aid organizations said in an open letter released today. Thousands of people, including very young children, single or pregnant women, and people with physical disabilities, are […]

SolidarityNow Refugee Team… Runs with Heart and Solidarity at the 6th International Thessaloniki Night Half-Marathon

#SolidarityNow_Refugee_Team participates in the *6th International Thessaloniki Night Marathon. Following the participation at last year’s Athens Classic Marathon, with the first group of refugees in the history of the Marathon, this year more than 20 refugees and immigrants –beneficiaries of the organization’s from the **Accommodation project and the ***Blue Refugee Center (BRC), along with SolidarityNow’s […]


Mr. Epaminondas Farmakis has submitted his resignation from the position of General Manager of SOLIDARITYNOW as at this date, to pursue new professional challenges. The Association, through the President of the Board of Directors, Mr. Stylianos Zavvos, has accepted his decision, with effect from October 10th, 2017. Mr. Farmakis occupied the position of General Manager […]