AYS Daily Digest 15/07/17: Dangerous game for returnees to Afghanistan

New volunteer opportunities in Turkey / Moria being rebuilt after fire / Call for solidarity with refugee from Uganda / More police violence at Serbian-Croatian border / Solidarity in Spain against EU treatment of refugees / More women and children in extreme need in Calais and Dunkirk / Danish rally around 20-year-old deportee / And more news…

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Photo credit: Causascomuns

FEATURE: Returns from Sweden to Afghanistan present dangerous game to refugees.

The president of Afghanistan previously said that they would welcome back all those returned from Europe and Sweden with open arms; however, the Minister of Migration presented a more sobering image.

TURKEY

New volunteer opportunities for those willing to commit 1–2 weeks of time!

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Photo credit: Tamer Altaier

GREECE

New registrations for the 15th:

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Photo credit: ‎مهاجر immigrant
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Photo credit: ‎مهاجر immigrant

SERBIA/CROATIA

Two days ago on the 13th in the wee hours of the morning, two men from Pakistan who were attempting to cross into Croatia were intercepted in the back of a truck. Croatian police (two at first, then joined by three for a total of five) removed them from the vehicle and beat one of them viciously — leaving him with seriously bruised lips. They were told to “go back to Serbia!” Thanks to the Rigardu team for this report.

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Man beaten by Croatian police.
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Photo credit: Causascomuns

SPAIN

There were protests across Spain today against the EU border control. This photo was from Melilla

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Photo credit: Enough is Enough

FRANCE

According to a post in Refugee First Aid & Support Team, support is greatly needed in both Dunkirk and Calais, although Dunkirk is slightly more neglected. There is an increase in women and children everywhere.

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Photo credit: Hassan Khalid Chaudhry

DENMARK

Unwavering solidarity in Denmark on Sunday as many come out to protest the forcible deportation of a 20-year-old refugee. They were met with criticism from a far-right political party (Danskt Folkeparti) as a politician with the party stated that protesting forcible deportations should be forbidden. The organizers, however, tell a different story; wherein they simply talked to other citizens at the airport and told them of the injustice — something that is far from forbidden.

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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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