AYS Daily Digest 14.01.18: In 21st century Europe, refugees warm their feet over an open fire

Story about friendship and people with open hearts from one Italian town // Help needed for vulnerable man in Paris // Case against Italy at the European Court of Human Rights // And more from Greece, Italy, France…

“When borders will no longer exist, one will not die crossing them.” Photo Credit:


Residents of Italian town ask to host refugees

Ripabottoni is a village of around 500 people in Campobasso province, Molise. The inhabitants have recently voiced their support for the resettlement of a group of asylum seekers to their village. The reason for this is is the closure of the extraordinary receiving centre (CAS) Xenia, decided by the prefecture, hosting 32 people.


Samos, the end of the world

We received more photos from camp at Samos showing dreadful living conditions for over 2,500 people who are forced to stay in this overcrowded camp. People still sleep in tents.

Refugees warm their feet over fires

FoodKIND seeks new project leader

FoodKIND is an NGO that tasks itself with feeding refugees. They are currently looking for a team leader to work with the operation in southern Greece. The person chosen for the position will be responsible for overseeing the distribution of food, watching over things such as volunteer management, kitchen management, cooking, cleaning and administration.


France demands that UK take in more refugees, pay for border security

France and Britain are currently in the midst of negotiations to decide on the future of the Le Touquet accord, which extended the British border into France in 2003.

Paris. By Danika Jurisic.

Refugee with broken back in need of help

A refugee man with a broken back is in need of help in many arenas, namely in the areas of housing, medicine, and law. If any doctors or lawyers would like to take a look at his case, or somebody could provide him with more permanent accommodations, please message Danika Jurisic on Facebook.

Le Vestiaire needs new volunteers

Le Vestiaire, an organization that caters to the basic needs of refugees, is looking for new volunteers. Positions to be filled are as follows: clothing sorting on Wednesdays from 3pm, settling minors from 5 to 7pm. Volunteers are also needed on Tuesdays and Saturdays from 9am for the distribution of clothes.

Care4Calais releases new list of needed items


Children waiting relocation

More than 380 migrants arrived alone in Italy or turned orphans during the sea voyages still waiting to be relocated in other European countries, in the best conditions deemed by the tribunals of the minors, La Republica reports.

Wheelchair-bound refugee harassed by center supervisor

Police investigate suspected arson of reception center manager’s car

The police is inquiring about the wildfire of a car belonging to don Mario Pieracci. The priest is the ex-manager of the centre for migrants in Belpiano di Borzonasca.

European Court of Human Rights receives appeals of Sudanese refugees

The European Court of Human Rights has received the appeals presented by a group of Sudanese migrants against the Italian government, after they had been expelled at Ventimiglia border.

Protest in the mountains

Hundreds of people have marched toward the border of the Montgenèvre with the aim to send the message: Freedom of movement for all and all!

Photo by Briser Les Frontières


4 refugees aboard small inflatable boat rescued at sea

The Arcturus Salvamar crew located and rescued 4 people stranded in the Mediterranean. They have been rescued and taken to Tarifa.

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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