AYS Daily Digest 29/03/17: Estimated 380,000 refugees in Libya in February

New feared tragedy in the Mediterranean / UNHCR messing up housing deals in Greece/ More arrivals while tensions grow on the Greek islands / Minors repealed between Italy and France / Calls against deportations in Paris

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Refugees just after arriving in Lesvos. Photo by Legis

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Mediterranean

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Photo by PROACTIVA OPEN ARMS

Greece

Lesvos

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Photo by ERCI — Emergency Response Centre International
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Photo by ERCI — Emergency Response Centre International

Chios

Mainland

Serbia

Borders

Belgrade

Italy

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Photo by Alharaz
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Photo by Alharaz

France

“You could expect that Calais respects its own laws and the international treaties about the protection of refugees. No, in Calais there is no system of reception, the police arrests, detains, even minors, even families. In Coquille in the retention center they separate even children and mothers, husbands and wives. They arrest people in the streets because of racial profiling. Every night we hear of several instances of police violence. — You could expect that the authorities lets NGOs as l’Auberge help the refugees in the streets by distributing meals, sleeping bags, clothes, infos them about their rights and report minors ….
No, they have implemented policies forbidding us to act, and now since court has lifted these policies, they invent new rules to disturb the NGOs. The Mayor and the Prefecture sent controllers to force L’Auberge and RCK, who prepare meals, to obey they regulations for restaurants and cantines, which wold mean huge investiments. We’ll talk again. “

Paris

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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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