AYS DAILY DIGEST 23/1/2018: European migration is seriously unhealthy

Migrant population — especially women — frequently suffered from headaches, anxiety, insomnia, loss of appetite, abdominal and back pain // Children waking up in nightmares due to Dublin II regulation // Lampedusa is boiling // Campaigns against law changes in France and Belgium // Lesson about humanitarian duty from Israel

#Chios is harder than #Lesbos because it is even more forgotten and is less visible. #Greece(2/6) Photo by Fotomovimento.

Feature

Asylum seekers have higher mental health needs and multi-trauma than an average EU citizen

Photo by Fotomovimento
Moria. Photo by Michael Graversen who is on this 5 day trip with a child psychiatrist for the group flygtningeboern.dk

Italy

UNHCR latest data on arrivals to Italy

Turkey

After initiating the insane military campaign in African, Turkey sends a message today that military operations in Syria will come to an end when the 3.5 million Syrian refugees in Turkey can return safely, Reuters reports quoting President Tayyip Erdogan’s spokesman.

Sea

Refugee Rescue / ‘Mo Chara’

Greece

According to the refugee.info blog, Greek government fulfilled its promise and move more than 5,000 people from the islands to the mainland. Not before the winter, but yet, people are moved every day. According to the official data, more than 4,200 people were transferred during December, an additional 1,294 in January. But, it is not enough and more people are coming almost daily.

France

Activists in France are not ready to accept President Macron’s plan of tightening of deportation laws in the early part of 2018. They announce a massive demonstration for this Saturday starting at 2.30pm at Porte de Paris in Saint-Denis, northern Paris.

Photo by MObile Refugee Support.

Belgium

Belgian government could soon introduce legislation that, if enacted, will make it easier to detain undocumented people through house searches.

Germany

Germany has not offered any spaces for refugees in UNHCR camps in the Middle East or Northern Africa, the government answered to a question of the Green Party, the Rheinische Post is citing.

Israel

So far, at least three El Al pilots publicly declared that they refuse to take part in the deportation of asylum seekers to countries where their lives may be in danger.

General

Beautiful initiative worth support coming from students at the University of Toledo. They urge universities to create scholarship opportunities specifically for Syrian students to pursue a higher education.

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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