Every person’s right to receive accurate and quality advice and protection, when s/he believes that s/he has been dealt with unlawfully, is a fundamental right of equal importance as the right to healthcare and education. Access to justice is the minimum denominator of citizens’ rights’ reinforcement and demonstrates the proper functioning of a democracy. SolidarityNow has integrated a legal assistance component across all its projects, with methods varying from information provision to court representation, always provided free of charge.
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 12 organisations. The chronic shortage of accommodation for children is just one of the gaps in services that is worsening as the Greek Government prepares to take full control of the refugee response.
(Athens) – 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 the official start of winter, December 21, 2017. They said that Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, with the support of EU leaders, should immediately transfer people to improved conditions on the mainland and take concrete measures by December 21 so that no asylum seekers are left out in the cold.
Earning a stable income is a necessary condition for the empowerment of people to reach their potential. For SolidarityNow, linking people with the labour market and enabling them to find a job is the ultimate goal of the comprehensive efforts for their social integration, decreasing dependency on state/NGO assistance and providing opportunities for personal development.
Groups Press Greek Officials, EU States for Mainland Transfers, Improved Conditions
(Athens) – 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 concern with winter approaching.