PRESS RELEASES & ARTICLES

A New Era for SolidarityNow with new leadership

The current geopolitical challenges and the expected increase in migration flows, create new conditions and priorities for humanitarian organisations and have called for the management restructuring of SolidarityNow. The position of General Manager, previously held by Prof. Antigone Lyberaki, is assumed by Mrs Marilyn Polena (economist), following many years at the organisation as Programme Director. […]

JOINT STATEMENT: Implementation of the safe third country concept in Greece

27 Civil Society Organizations, SolidarityNow among them, have sent a letter to EU Commissioner, Ylva Johnasson, asking for a lawful implementation of the notion of “safe third country.” Through the joint letter the 27 NGOs wish to convey to the EU Commissioner our concerns regarding the systematic non-compliance by Greece with the Asylum Procedures Directive […]

SolidarityNow Survey: “The vaccination status of refugees and migrants against Covid-19”

Access to vaccines for Third Country Nationals SolidarityNow conducted a survey to collect information regarding the access to COVID-19 vaccines for beneficiaries of the organization’s programs who are Third Country Nationals (TCNs) residing in Greece. The survey took place during December 2021 and the relevant report including its results was elaborated in January 2022. SolidarityNow […]

“Pathway to All Children in Education (ACE)” by SolidarityNow

The organization’s new “Homework and Creative Activities Centers (HCACs)” in full operation throughout Greece SolidarityNow celebrates today’s International Day of Education with its new program entitled “Pathway to All Children in Education (ACE)“. The program implemented with the support and funding from UNICEF Greece, started in October 2021 and today has its “Homework and Creative […]

JOINT PRESS RELEASE: 27 organisations echo EU Commissioner’s calls on Greek authorities to ensure that all people have full access to their rights and receive basic means of subsistence

EU Commissioner also calls for the “in-merits” examination of asylum applications rejected as inadmissible and for the effective integration of asylum holders           Athens, 15 December 2021 – 27 organisations, while welcoming the EU Commission’s firm response to the alarming reality that thousands of people continue to go hungry in Greek refugee camps, reiterate their calls […]

Joint statement by 19 organisations active on refugee issues in Greece on the Ministry denial to register the non-profit civil society organisation “Refugee Support Aegean” (RSA) on its NGO Registry

The undersigned non-governmental organisations were surprised to be informed that the Ministry of Migration and Asylum denied the registration of non-profit civil society organisation “Refugee Support Aegean” (RSA) on its NGO Registry, despite a positive opinion from competent services. We are particularly concerned by the substantive ground for such rejection, citing that the “development of […]