AYS DAILY NEWS DIGEST 11.4.2016

More holes emerge in the reasoning being the EU-Turkey deal. With only 0.1% of Syrian refugees in Turkey receiving work permits and most children being unable to pursue an education, can Turkey be a viable option?

Port of Piraeus E1 terminal

Turkey

Fewer than 0.1% of Syrians in Turkey are able to apply for work permits, putting EU-Turkey deal further into question.

Greece

72 “irregular migrants” deported to Turkey.

Greek government, UNHCR and MSF condemn yesterday’s violence towards refugees.

53,117 refugees stranded in Greece

913 “irregular migrants” have been deported to Turkey this year.

Greek Council for Refugees issues critique of the changes to the law that allowed for EU-Turkey deal. Lawyers with background in EU law are encouraged to volunteer.

Greek government has started to move refugees from the port of Piraeus.

The Nea Karvala camp was emptied.

Macedonian police on the border with Greece. Photo taken by refugees stranded in Idomeni

Peaceful protest in Idomeni

Italy

1850 people saved from drowning off the coast of Italy.

Bulgaria

300 additional troops to be sent to border with Serbia.

Macedonia

Donations needed. Schooling for refugee children provided by international organizations.

Austria

Useful information for refugees on train from Austria to Germany

France

Volunteers needed in Calais.

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Daily news digests from the field, mainly for volunteers and refugees on the route, but also for journalists and other parties.

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