AYS Daily News Digest 02/01: Hundreds saved in freezing seas at the start of 2017

Syrian truce broken|Hundreds saved in the Mediterranean|1443 unaccompanied children are on a waiting list for shelter in Greece|Asylum seekers attacked in Croatia on New Year’s eve|France deports Sudanese, evicts refugees who are 2 weeks in line to spend a night at a shelter |Swedish fast lane asylum solving |Guterres in a tough mission to restore trust in the UN

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Photo by Proactiva

Weather forecast — warning!

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Source: Meteociel

SYRIA

Ceasefire breaches break trust in the truce agreement

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Official statement on the situation in Wadi Barada that was released by Syrian civil society groups

Mediterranean

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Photo: MSF Sea (Twitter)

GREECE

Arrivals & registrations

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Banners in Souda Camp on Chios

Thessaloniki

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spices shelf of the Soul Food Kitchen (Photo: Ulrike Kabosch, Graz:Spendenkonvoi)
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Vagiochori camp (Photo: Ulrike Kabosch)
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Photos: Team Bananas

Athens

Free clothes distribution

The former Athens airport at Elliniko that had become a makeshift camp accommodating about 5,000 refugees should be removed as soon as the planned new hospitality structures are finished, Greek minister Mouzalas said.

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Statistical data of the number of refugee children in Greece, infographics by Government of Greece &UN Children’s Fund
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infographics by Government of Greece &UN Children’s Fund

MACEDONIA

“Macedonia with Love for Aleppo”

ROMANIA

48 Iraqis found in a truck transporting chocolate

SERBIA

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On the first days of the year the sun brought many of the refugees, residents of the abandoned sold warehouses, out to enjoy a bit of much needed warmth. Some spent time together playing cricket. (Photo: Refugee’s Anthem)
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showering in the winter sun (Photo: Refugee’s Anthem)

CROATIA

Asylum seekers beaten up on New Year’s eve

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some of the injuries (Photos: Sara Benceković, AYS)
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Protest in front of the reception centre Porin

ITALY

Sports equipment donations needed

A gesture of solidarity at the start of the year in Ventimiglia

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“there is nothing to toast for if it is not solidarity, a world without borders, the fight to tear them down and the joy of doing it every day.” (Photo: Progetto20k)

SWITZERLAND

FRANCE

Paris — police evicting open spaces

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Paris Photos: Agathe Nadimi
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Two new deportations scheduled for Sudan

GERMANY

Information for the Afghan refugees in Germany

French support to the German refugee policy

SWEDEN

Sweden accepts 77% of the asylum claims processed in 2016

No one wins these wars — everyone loses

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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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