AYS DAILY NEWS DIGEST 12.4.2016

The Syrian people continues to face casualties in spite of the ceasefire. EU Parliament passes a symbolic resolution condemning current EU-Turkey deal, while simultaneously voting to allow intervention in EU countries not stringent enough in preventing refugees from flowing into Europe.

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Refugees left stranded at Piraeus port, near Athens. Photographer: Savvas Karmaniolas.

Syria

instances of ceasefire violations have been reported so far this week, resulting in deaths and casualties, showing that so-called safe zones remain unsafe.

Impeding freedom of movement by establishing “safe zones” on the Turkish-Syrian border constitutes a possible violation of international law

IOM director calls on promises of aid to Syria to be fulfilled

Turkey

Wage thieves are taking advantage of refugees forced to work illegally in Turkey

Greece

Unease spreads in Idomeni as clashes happen among refugees

Greek government continues evacuation efforts of Piraeus port

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Warehouses are in desperate need of organizing.

Volunteers needed in Polykastro warehouse

Advice for refugees in Greece who have been victims of torture

Greece to begin new round of processing asylum applications

Macedonia

Plans made to impede movement into Macedonia

Bulgaria

Footage shows armed vigilantes tying up refugees, telling them to return to Turkey

Hungary/Serbia

A call to action

Croatia

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Children spend their last day in Slavonski Brod camp playing . Photographer: Gabriela Banic

Slavonski Brod Camp scheduled to close tomorrow morning

Italy

2154 refugees rescued in the Mediterranean Sea today in 17 operations

Germany

30 reports of war crimes reported to the German criminal police (BKA) by refugee newcomers per day

Austria

250 meter long fence being built on the Italian border based on fears in light of the closing of the Balkans route.

EU

EU Parliament declares the Union’s right to intervene if a state “persistently failed to protect the bloc’s external boundaries”

The EU Parliament passes symbolic resolution in favor of an alternative set of policies to replace the EU-Turkey deal

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