AYS Daily Digest 20/11/17: A warning and cry for help from the Aegean

tensions rise on the overcrowded underprepared Greek islands / Bulgaria doubles its refusals / Indignation of the refugees in the north of Italy due to unbearable state of the reception centres / The only reliable help in the north of France / Late surge of arrivals from the sea — prison in Spain as a provisional reception centre / Solidarity protest in Berlin / Another suicide in Morton Hall / …

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Children in a refugee camp on a Greek island, November 2017. They are not playing to live there. (Photo taken from: 1951RefugeeConvention)

FEATURE

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by United Rescue Aid

Protests and fire broke in Moria camp last night.

Weather gives the most dangerous of warnings about the situation

MEDITERRANEAN

EU

Magnifying glass at the EU borders

GREECE

Help to fill a container intended for Lesvos — contact

The Greek locals also protest

Greek law regulates the detention of asylum seekers

BULGARIA

Less asylum seekers, harder conditions and more refusals

A person given refugee status has a deadline of two weeks to leave the refugee centre, and is expected to find work and start earning a living.

SERBIA

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“ To all our refugee friends in Serbia, this Saturday we are launching our gardening project! RAS got allocated a plot in Baštalište, the community garden of Belgrade. This Saturday 25th of november, we will garden together and prepare the plot for the winter. It’s an excellent chance to meet people, we will have food together and a small party. We are meeting in the morning and go to the garden together. If you want to come, please contact Cesar on +381 61 16 57 048 (Also whatsapp). We hope to see you there!” — Refugee Aid Serbia

ITALY

Sleeping rough ahead of the worsening weather conditions — help needed

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Gorizia, area close to the border with Slovenia (Photos: Mauro Chiarabba)

Forgotten at the reception centres

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Photos: Mauro Chiarabba
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Desperation driving refugees in the streets

SPAIN

FRANCE

Support the group and individual efforts in Calais and Dunkirk

Food

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“Every day we use: 75–100kg Dried Beans/Pulses
180kg Basmati Rice or Pasta or 250kg Potatoes
150kg Onions
5kg Garlic
5kg Ginger
30L Sunflower Oil
5L Olive Oil
8kg Spices & chilli
100kg Salad Veg
100kg Veg + Potatoes for Curry — That’s A LOT of food! Please share & give what you can so that we can keep serving nourishing meals to people in need!” — RCK

Health

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Photos and quoted comment: Raid Ali

Connecting

BELGIUM

GERMANY

Protest in Berlin

UK

Another suicide at Morton Hall

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