AYS DAILY NEWS DIGEST 18.4.2016

100,000 people are trapped in the Azaz district in Syria. Greek authorities fear the spread of diseases in Idomeni. More than 1,500 unaccompanied child refugees in Greece have no safe shelter. Croatia seeks to criminalize helping foreigners who have no legal right to remain in the country.

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Refugees in a reception center on the Greek mainland. Photographer: Olga Stefatou

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Afghans not yet eligible for EU’s relocation plan due to EASO’s calculation of average asylum recognition rate.

Syria

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Photographer: Fotis Filippou

Greece

No new arrivals in Lesvos.

Volunteers call for attention on malnutrition of babies in Vial.

Greek authorities worried about the spread of disease in Idomeni, refugees once again pitch up tents on the railway line. Team Brit requests information on camps so as to better distribute aid.

Italy

Horrible news of hundreds of deaths unconfirmed. Juncker and Tusk agree upon proposed new deal with North African countries modeled by EU/Turkey deal.

Hungary

Small number of people with valid passports allowed to cross Kelebija and Horgos, volunteers report.

Croatia

Changes to laws to criminalize solidarity to be introduced in Croatia.

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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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