Given the difficulties asylum seekers face to open bank accounts, Solidarity Now’s General Manager, Epaminondas Farmakis, in a letter to the Ministries of Finance, Economy and Migration Policy on 8/12/2016, asked for their intervention in order for Greek banks to comply with the principle of legality and ensure the unhindered allocation of bank accounts to […]
PRESS RELEASES & ARTICLES
JOINT STATEMENT: How many refugees must die before safety is guaranteed in Greece
On 28 November 2016 due to the accident in Moria’s camp that took the lives of two refugees, SolidarityNow and 22 other organizations made a joint statement about the living conditions and safety rules in the refugee camps around the country. The recent accident at the Moria refugee camp on Lesvos that took the lives […]
«SOLIDARITYNOW: The Greek citizenship is a matter of conscience and inclusion in the society
The granting of Citizenship to second generation migrant children was one of the main policy priorities of the Government from January 2015. The relevant legislation was introduced on July 2015 and was widely praised by civil society organizations. Sadly, the structure of the newly-found Ministry of Migration Policy does not reflect such prioritization, since it […]
SolidarityNow Refugee Team… runs kilometers of solidarity in the Classic Marathon of 2016!
SolidarityNow participates in the 5km race of this year’s Athens Classic Marathon, with the first group of refugees in the history of the Marathon, which consists of 15 refugees’ – beneficiaries of the organization’s Hosting Scheme project. The #SolidarityNow_Refugee_Team, along with its coaches, will send its own message of solidarity, unity and peaceful coexistence through […]
Applicants for international protection face problems getting their Social Security Number (ΑΜΚΑ)
Whilst applicants for international protection have the right of access to the Greek labour market and to health care, and the necessary condition for the realization of these rights is the possession of a Social Security Number (AMKA), very often the relevant authorities do not grant Social Security Numbers for these people. For this reason, […]
No to a No-Fly Zone: How a NFZ in Syria will Escalate the War and Endanger Civilians
by Aya Burweila Senior Researcher & Public Policy Officer @SolidarityNow Last month on the campaign trail, democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton called for a no-fly zone over Syria: “I personally would be advocating now for a no-fly zone and humanitarian corridors to try to stop the carnage on the ground and from the air…” In practice […]
How safe is Turkey and for whom?
Yesterday, the Turkish police raided houses and arrested leaders and MPs of the People’s Democratic Party (HDP), the second biggest opposition party of the country. Justice Minister Bekir Bozdag said the arrests were made in respect to the rule of law, although HDP claims that the detainees were refused access to lawyer, while social media are […]
SolidarityNow presented its work at the Museum of Cycladic Art
“The Greek people have not only endured the situation, but mostly they have shown solidarity to the refugees. And this is something to remember. Because migration will continue and will be one of the main challenges of the European scenery” said Mr. Stelios Zavvos, the President of SolidarityNow during the event entitled “Refugee Flow & […]