News

November 2, 2020
Through our eyes: living as children in a refugee camp
Still I Rise Press Office

The pictures taken by refugee minors in Samos hotspot have become a book, which will be presented online on November 5th together with Nicolò Govoni, Nicoletta Novara, and with the special participation of Pietro Bartolo

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October 31, 2020
Earthquake in Samos: massive damages to Mazì school
Still I Rise Press Office

The team of Still I Rise and the students are fortunately unharmed, but the building of Mazì school is severely damaged

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October 8, 2020
No more is no more. Stop trapping people in miserable conditions on the Greek islands
Still I Rise Press Office

What is happening a month after the fire in Moria, Lesvos.

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September 14, 2020
Fire Moria Camp: Call for urgent evacuation and radical change
Still I Rise

Still I Rise, Help Refugees, Lesvos Solidarity, Europe Must Act, Legal Centre Lesvos and Refugee Rights Europe have joined forces and launched a petition on Change.org. More than 300 organizations, MEPs and politicians from all Europe have signed as co-signatories.

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September 11, 2020
MORIA FIRES: European Governments must urgently relocate displaced individuals from Greece

Urgent Call to Action from Civil Society Organisations across Europe

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September 9, 2020
Fire in Lesvos: people with COVID-19 were also evacuated
Still I Rise Press Office

"The Greek and European authorities have ignored our warnings", complains Giulia Cicoli, Programs & Advocacy Director for Still I Rise

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August 29, 2020
Syria. the Ma'an opening
Still I Rise Press Office

On August 29th, Still I Rise is opening a new educational center in Ad Dana, in North-West Syria.

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August 4, 2020
Still I Rise inaugurates Ma'an, the educational center in Syria
Still I Rise Press Office

After months of work, Still I Rise inaugurates the new Ma'an educational center in north-west Syria. The two-story building has eight classrooms, four of which are intended for lessons, and a beautiful surrounding garden.

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July 31, 2020
Kenya: here is our school!

It was an intense and unrelenting search. Last month, our team in Kenya toured all over Nairobi to look for the right building to be our school for refugee children in Africa. Now we finally found it!

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July 29, 2020
The Samos News: the Mazì's newspaper

The writing class partnered with the photography course to create The Samos News, a school newspaper that tells the stories and experiences of Mazí students both inside our center and in the greater city of Vathy. 

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June 25, 2020
Joint statement on the extension of restrictive measures for asylum-seekers

Open letter signed by 44 organisations

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June 22, 2020
20th June - World Refugee Day - the right to have rights

All over the world, there are over 70 million people fleeing from wars, hunger, persecution and violence. This already appalling number is constantly increasing. Women, men and children are forced to leave their homes to seek safety, hoping for a better life.

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June 8, 2020
Nicolò Govoni receives the CIDU Award assigned by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation

"In consideration of his awareness-raising activities on refugees and migrants", Nicolò Govoni, President of Still I Rise, is among the seven recipients of the CIDU Award for Human Rights awarded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.

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May 26, 2020
COVID-19 – our support to the most vulnerable

The coronavirus outbreak is affecting the entire world with over 5 million people affected and 340,000 victims at the global level, according to recent WHO data. When the pandemic broke out in Europe, hitting Italy first and undermining its health and economic systems, we decided to find ways to give our contribution for the most vulnerable affected by this emergency. Here, all the initiatives we launched in Italy, our headquarter, as well as in the other countries where Still I Rise operates.

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May 1, 2020
Still I Rise launches its first program in Syria
Giulia Cicoli, Programs Director

We can’t even believe it ourselves, but we are starting plans to hopefully open a youth center in Syria soon!

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April 30, 2020
Urgently assist Greece in evacuating the 38,700 people living in the camps of the Aegean Islands
Still I Rise Press Office

Open Letter to European Commission after the fires in Samos last April 26th and 27th

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April 29, 2020
Advocacy | ECHR grants the interim measures for 7 UAMs from Samos hotspot
Still I Rise Press Office

The Greek government is to immediately transfer 7 unaccompanied minors to safer accommodations: another outcome achieved by Still I Rise for children rights in Samos

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April 20, 2020
“TOGETHER” AND “LIBERI DI IMPARARE”: STILL I RISE E-LEARNING

Still I Rise presents two e-learning projects: Together, the e-learning platform designed not only for refugee minors but for all students from all around the world, and Liberi di Imparare (Free to Learn), the educational project created with Italian educators and students in mind.

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March 25, 2020
Nominate the hospital staff of the world for the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize
Still I Rise Press Office

The petition launched by Still I Rise NGO on Change.org has already reached over 50,000 signatures in a few days. The purpose of the petition is to ask the Nobel Prize Committee to exceptionally welcome the nomination of health personnel from all over the world for the Nobel Peace Prize 2020. 

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March 25, 2020
Protect the most vulnerable to ensure protection for everyone - Open Letter
Still I Rise Press Office

'Restore legality to protect refugees and the society at large amidst the pandemic'

Open letter signed by 121 Organizations

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March 17, 2020
Still I Rise opens "Beraber" in Turkey: it will become the first International School for refugee children
Still I Rise Press Office

Still I Rise inaugurates the second educational center for adolescent refugees from the ages of 10 to 17 in Gaziantep, Turkey. In September of 2020 it will be transformed into the first international school for refugee children in the world.

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March 11, 2020
Let's come together and become the angels of the forgotten hospitals!
Still I Rise

Join us in our fundraising effort and support Italy's smaller hospitals.

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March 6, 2020
Protect our laws and humanity - Open letter
Still I Rise Press Office

The 256 undersigned organisations are deeply concerned about recent developments at the Evros border and the Aegean islands where people are stranded at the borders of Europe, instrumentalized for political purposes, and subject to violations of their rights.

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February 14, 2020
Nicolò Govoni nominated for the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize
Still I Rise Press Office

Nicolò Govoni, president and co-founder of Still I Rise NGO, has been nominated for the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize: the proposal comes from the Republic of San Marino by the voice of Sara Conti, member of the Great and General Council.

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December 24, 2019
Samos Hotspot: ECtHR grants interim measures demand for five unaccompanied minors
Still I Rise Press Office

The European Court of Human Rights granted interim measures to safeguard the physical and psychological integrity of five unaccompanied minor refugees on the island of Samos, Greece, following the case presented by the legal section of Greek Council for Refugees (GRC), with the support of ASGI, Still I Rise and Médicins Sans Frontières. 

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October 15, 2019
Fire in the Samos hotspot: foretold tragedy, collapsing situation
Still I Rise Press Office

No death in the terrible fire raged yesterday evening, October 14 around 10 pm, at the reception center on the island of Samos, Greece, a fire which forced evacuation of about 6 thousand refugees.

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January 17, 2019
Lawsuit by Still I Rise reaches the European Parliament
Still I Rise Press Office

The criminal complaint launched by Still I Rise against the management of the RIC (Reception and Identification Centre) in Samos, Greece, has reached the European Parliament with two Parliamentary Questions requiring a written answer.

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