AYS DAILY DIGEST 25/12/2017: “Dear Santa, all we wanted was to be safe”

Do leaders of the EU hear messages of religious leaders? // Do they hear voices of refugees and migrants all over Europe? // Do they see kids dying in the sea? // Do they see people being trapped in camps and sleeping in the streets because of the closed borders? //

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Dear Europe, Merry Christmas. Source: Alex Falcó Chang, Art Against

Feature: A message from the Pope on Christmas… but will it change anything for refugees?

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Merry Christmas from a refugee camp, near Thessaloniki (Greece) Source: La luna di Vasilika
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Turkey:

Some people spent Christmas risking their lives across the Aegean Sea…

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Migration Statistics in the Aegean Sea, Source: SAR Watch MED

Sea:

Some people made it to Spain on Christmas… Only to find out they might be sent back.

Serbia:

Some families spent Christmas outside in the cold, without shelter, and with crumbling hope…

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Greece:

A Christmas spent on the Aegean Islands is anything but merry…

Source: Cars of Hope Wuppetral

Italy:

It’s the holiday season and Kesha Niya are asking for your help to celebrate this period with the refugees currently living under the bridge in Ventimiglia.

France:

For Most refugees in Paris, Christmas was spent in fear of being swept away by the police and a another night in freezing temperatures.

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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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