Actions to relieve those affected by the crisis

“Europe’s borders are outside the area”, highlighted the Rapporteur of the Migration Committee of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, Andrea Rigoni, from Lesbos. Indeed, Europe’s borders perhaps stop right there, as the promised European solidarity was never manifested, while the number published by the UNHCR is staggering: More than half a million […]

POREIA Theatre

The theater Poreia will host an additional performance of the play “The Great Chimera” on Saturday, November 7th at 5.00pm All proceeds will support the program of “SolidarityNow” for refugee children Athens, 29 October 2015. Children are always war’s greatest victims. And in this refugee crisis, they haven’t been an exception. It is estimated that […]

We empower solidarity in practice: step #2

After the first step which regards the emergency programs and that is being implemented by SolidarityNow under the “six-point response”, we now move on to the second step by designing new, medium-term actions, thereby enhancing solidarity in practice. At SolidarityNow, we are true to our humanitarian work and our main purpose to support the populations […]

Additional 2 million euros for the relief of an increased number of refugees

Athens, October 19, 2015. Considering the urgent needs of refugees as winter is approaching, “SolidarityNow” proceeded with the decision to support the implementation of new, major programs and structures, with an additional funding of 2 million euros. The selection of projects and organizations was based on the “six points response” concept which SolidarityNow implements in […]

“Five myths about refugees”

The young men leaving Syria escape conscription. If humanitarian assistance to countries neighboring Syria and Iraq increased, flows of refugees will stop … “Five myths about refugees” is the title of an article from the “EFSYN” newspaper by Fotini Rantsiou, coordinator of the actions of #SolidarityNow Lesvos. The article is available only in Greek if you […]

Rebuilding the Asylum System, by George Soros

NEW YORK – The European Union needs to accept responsibility for the lack of a common asylum policy, which has transformed this year’s growing influx of refugees from a manageable problem into yet another political crisis. Each member state has selfishly focused on its own interests, often acting against the interests of others. This precipitated […]