AYS Daily Digest 19/09/2018: At Salzburg Summit, EU leaders once more push border externalization

Human rights violations continue in Morocco // Transfers to the mainland — and then what? // Aid Brigade needs help in Bosnia // Arrivals to Spain and Greece outstrip Italy // The passengers of the Aquarius 3 months later // Winter is coming in Calais

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Transfers from Samos to the mainland. Source: Aegean Boat Report.

In other words: a stronger external border. Even better if that border effectively lies outside the bounds of Continental Europe. In a repeated tactic of “border externalization,” the EU has struck deals with Turkey, Libya, and other countries that lie on its outskirts in order to ensure that the “problem” remains elsewhere.

Morocco

Meanwhile, in Morocco, the human toll of the very border externalization that the EU has encouraged — and paid for — can be seen nearly every day.

Turkey

Sea

Greece

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Refugees sleep on the floor inside an overcrowded warehouse in Moria Camp on Lesvos. Credit: Katelyn Ray.

Italy

Spain

France

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Makeshift campgrounds in the forests surrounding Calais. Credit: Calais Refugee Aid.
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A man attempts to light a small campfire in the woods of Calais. Credit: Calais Refugee Aid.

Belgium

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