AYS DAILY DIGEST 13–14.10.2017: Another appeal from the Greek islands

Photo by NBKL


After over 60 volunteer and activist groups signed a letter calling to all responsible for urgent action on the islands before the winter starts, mayors and the Union of Municipalities and Communities of Greece (KEDE) did the same in a series of letters addressed to the Greek government. They also asked for a meeting with Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras.

By Greek Asylum Service


After a series of attacks and the killing of seven staff members of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), the organization is reducing its presence in the country, adding to all the claims that this is not a safe country.


The Turkish police have brutally detained 226 refugees across several provinces. The single largest group was captured in Edirne, with109 refugees who were attempting to reach Greece or Bulgaria.


In a vast cross-country operation — Joint Action Day — twenty-four people who are suspected of smuggling were arrested. The action was carried by Frontex, the European Border, and Coast Guard Agency, alongside Interpol and Europol.


New arrivals are still being registered even at the end of this week.

By Erik Gerhardsson
Photo by Baobab.



Photo by L’Auberge des Migrants


A group of rejected refugees in Denmark has commenced a hunger strike saying that the Kærshovedgård camp where they are living is truly bad and extremely remote.

Photo Jhanbkhsh Najafi


To mark the one year anniversary of the closing of the Calais jungle, Safe Passage UK will be going to the Houses of Parliament on 24 October to ask the Government to let in more child refugees.



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Are You Syrious?

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