AYS Daily Digest 28/08/17: Parallel worlds created in Europe

Rome, Italy. Photo by Roberto Viviani.


Today more than 100 people arrived only to Samos island, Greece, on two boats — one carrying 52 and the other 63. Among those who arrived were, again, many children. So far in August, over 1000 people arrived at Samos.

“These pictures from #Moria detention camp say it all: this is how Europe treats people in need.” @SeaWatch


Over the last few months, sea rescue boat crews are seeing more people with severe injuries coming from Libya. Sea Watch, one of the crews who is still operating, are asking for help.


While islands are bursting with people who are trapped for months there, and those who are coming now, and on mainland many still live in ugly camps, the European Union countries decided to start sending people back to Greece. So far, according to the media, only Germany has made nearly 400 requests for return. Greek government received requests from the UK, France, the Netherlands, and Norway, too and the first returns are expected to happen soon.


According to the Info Migrants, nearly 9,000 people are currently housed in Rome and its province. However, these are just those who are registered and hosted in official structures.

Photo by Roberto Viviani.


Another report by the Paris Refugee Ground Support group:

Paris in the night.
Mobile showers in Calais. Photo by Sylvain de Saturne



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