AYS Daily News Digest 19/12: Despair grows in Greek camps without electricity

Still no electricity in some Greek camps |Temperatures across Europe could be deadly for all those sleeping on city pavements and in abandoned buildings |Evacuation continues in Syria | Other countries follow Germany’s lead in sending people back to Afghanistan | Italy stands up for Syria; volunteers in Como overwhelmed, demanding action| Swedish organizations fear young refugee boys are selling sex to survive |

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Photo source: Theurgia_Goetia

GREECE

Chios

People on Chios feel trapped, with no possibility to wash, warm up or feel safe

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Oraiokastro

Still no electricity

Breathing troubles due to ‘winterisation’ solutions

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Photo: The Voices of Oraiokastro
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Somebody always cares. These are some of the messages that came from people in the UK. This brought back smiles on the faces of people in Oraiokastro, who say ‘thank you’ to their distant friends. (Photo: The Voices of Oraiokastro)

Thessaloniki

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Photo by: Αλληλεγγύη σε Πρόσφυγες/Μετανάστες Μικρόπολις

Cherso — Kilkis — Polikastro

Arrivals

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“The hours of consecutive operations in 2016. Regardless of the weather conditions or emergency incidents our teams, both in Lesvos and in Thessaloniki, have been operating almost non-stop the last year. We couldn’t have done this without our devoted and very competent volunteers who managed to handle and overcome all sorts of situations, providing safety, whether this is rescue or access to education to more than 45,500 refugees.” — ERCI — Emergency Response Centre International

SYRIA

Many sleep in the streets of eastern Aleppo, waiting to be evacuated, in extremely dire conditions

SERBIA

Volunteers wanted in Preševo with the Borderfree Association

ITALY

Gatherings in support of Aleppo

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Como demands a welcome

FRANCE

Many still sleeping rough on the streets of Paris

Take part in creating info point for refugees in France

NETHERLANDS

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Photo: Through refugee eyes

SWEDEN

Accounts of young refugee boys risking their lives to earn money for survival raise concerns

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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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