Solidarity and Support Initiative by SolidarityNow: Refugees on the side of locals after the Ianos cyclone in Karditsa

Food and essential items distributed to the victims  Thessaloniki, September 30, 2020 Karditsa is still counting its wounds after the catastrophic passage of cyclone Ianos, which left behind dead but also huge catastrophes -natural, social, economic-. SolidarityNow, in a symbolic gesture of solidarity and support for the people affected, has been collecting and donating essential […]

“Locked out: As the pandemic recedes, let migrants move again”, The Economist

Where it is safe enough to welcome tourists, it is safe enough for immigrants. Every country in the world has closed or partly closed its borders since the pandemic began. In total, they have issued more than 65,000 restrictions on mobility. For some places, especially islands, border controls have bought valuable time to prepare for covid-19. […]

SolidarityNow welcomes the undertaking of the ESTIA Accommodation program for asylum-seekers by the Greek Ministry of Migration & Asylum and its commitment for the program’s smooth continuation

SolidarityNow continues to focus its actions on integration programs Since 2016, SolidarityNow has been one of the key partners of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees in Greece. The partnership concerned the effective implementation of the *ESTIA program, with the aim of providing housing and a range of supporting services to asylum seekers in Attica, […]

Ending homelessness – it can be done!

Europe on 23rd July 2020, in attendance of European Commissioner for social affairs Nicolas Schmit. Shocking: Greece tops more than one “top worst” list EU-wide: homelessness is a reality for half of its unaccompanied minors, poor households and people with disabilities find it increasingly difficult to pay rent, and foreign nationals are by far more […]

Greece: Organisations share recommendations for the best use of EU funds for refugees

Athens, 14 July 2020 – Four Civil Society Organisations operating in the field of migration in Greece, published today a policy brief with recommendations addressed to national authorities about the best use of EU funds for the integration of asylum seekers, refugees and migrants in the country. Despite availability of funds, efforts to integrate refugees […]