Volunteers report on the sudden transfers of refugees from Chios to Kos — refugees were confused and apprehensive after being forced to transfer to the new hot spot at Kos island that opened today. Hotspot in Leros currently hosts to approximately 430 people including many children. Volunteers at Eiliniko warehouse need help in sorting the main distribution center. Help Refugees group reports on the worrying situation in the Shatila camp in Beirut where there are 75,000 displaced people, and approximately 40,000 of them are children. Since May 1st 2016, 200 registered refugees per week are passing through Preshevo center in Serbia. Disembarkation of the 1,000 people rescued on May 12th is taking place today at four different locations in southern Italy. Using dubious logic, Vice-president of the Italian region Lombardia says that the refugees should be relocated to those regions that are governed by the centre-left parties, rather than to those governed by center right. Open The Borders March took place in Barcelona today.

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Photo: Aid Delivery Mission — Northern Greece



Groceries needed by İmece İnisiyatifi Çeşme group.


Update on number of refugees in the country.

WEATHER: SAO Weather Forecast for Saturday May 14, 2016 (+24h) for the Eastern Aegean Sea warns about waves up to 1 meter high at Lesvos, Chios, Samos, Leros, Kastelorizo Northand Kos. Strong winds at Samos and Kos East.

No arrivals in Lesvos.

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Photo: Aid Delivery Mission — Northern Greece

Refugees forcibly transferred from Chios to new detention center on Kos.

Leros hotspot site of volunteer-authority cooperation. Volunteers continue to aid in the face of desperate circumstances.

Report on isoboxes for maternity wards.

Fire at Idomeni train.

Request for content labeling at Eiliniko warehouse.

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Photo: Art Against — Greece


Belgrade Conference agrees on country’s role in protection of refugees.


Migrants in Samarate protest conditions, request meeting with the mayor.

Lombardy Region VP demands relocation of refugees to “regions governed by centre-left parties”.

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Photo: Rete Solidale Pordenone — protest in Pordenone, Italy

Committee proposes training of refugees in Genoese restoration projects.


“Obrim Les Fronteres” March in Barcelona

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Photo: Refugees Aid Barcelona — March in Barcelona and solidarity with the human beings at the other side of the Fence

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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