AYS DAILY DIGEST 15/09/2017: Can we resist Orbanization?

Orban ideas prevails in Europe // Among about 18.000 arrivals this year in Greece, there were 34 percent children // Democracy in danger in Europe // Life on overcrowded islands affects people’s mental health // Arrest and harassment in Belgium //

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“In one landing, an average of 30 life jackets, clothes, shoes, a motor and a rubber dingy is left on the shore. Which is almost 200 kilos of waste. Lighthouse Relife volunteers cleared some of the waste, with the help from many friends.”

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Fascism is on the rise in Europe and around the world. Today this is illustrated by what is happening in Hungary, but we can easily find examples — some we will mention in today’s digest — all around the old continent.

Mediterranean

Today, 262 people were rescued from the in international waters off the Libyan coast to the west of Tripoli. Among those rescued were 56 women, 7 children under 5 years and 48 unaccompanied minors. In the evening, another 109 people were saved by humanitarian boats.

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Photo by SOS MEDITERRANEAN.

Italy

But none of these reports is enough for the current politicians in Europe. According to the Italian activist group Radicali Italiani, the contents of the agreements reached by Italy and Libya are not completely known to the citizens or the parliament. The groups reacted by filing a complaint to the Procura della Repubblica di Roma for criminal conspiracy/offences and international corruption in the framework of agreements between Italy, the Government of Sarraj and the wanted Ahmad Dabbash, indicated by the press as head of violent armed groups and, at the time of the agreement, as one of the principal persons responsible for the smuggling of migrants at sea, said the secretary of Radicali Italiani Riccardo Magi, author of the petition together with the lawyer Francesco Mingiardi, member of Radicali Italiani.

Greece

Among the approximately18,000 arrivals this year in Greece, there were 34 percent children. Only on September 9th, in one boat there were 44 children (plus adults). At the same time, 21.7 percent of new arrivals were women, while 44.3 percent were men.

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Starfish Fondation Lesvos.
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Belgium

Belgian media are reporting that Alexis Deswaef, the president of the Human Rights League and an attorney, has recently received an anonymous call announcing a large-scale raid on the entire territory of the Brussels region for next Thursday, 21 September.

Germany

German media are reporting about the “black markets,” where corrupt individuals help refugees get an appointment with the authorities for a fee.

UK

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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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