AYS Daily News Digest 19/7: The Long Wait

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Volunteers doing their best to put smiles on refugee children’s faces. Credits: Contaminando Sonrisas

Refugee children, many of whom are orphans, being deported back to their countries of origin after reaching 18. Deportations from Serbia also in preparation. Police in France is confiscating even that little food and water refugees have. They claim it is dangerous, being hungry and dehydrated isn’t? Meanwhile, killings in Syria continue.

Syria

The Syrian Civil Defense Force hit by ‪‎Russian Airstrikes

Raqqa is being silently slaughtered

Pain, casualties and great despair after yet another bombing of Aleppo

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Credits: Syria Civil Defense

Lebanon

Help fight the bad environmental impacts of the refugee crisis

Greece

Urgent call to action: Nurture Project International (NPI)

OCC started English lessons at Sounio Camp

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Credits: Open Cultural Center — OCC — former Idomeni Cultural Center
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Credits: Open Cultural Center — OCC — former Idomeni Cultural Center
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Credits: Open Cultural Center — OCC — former Idomeni Cultural Center

Clowns spotted in Turkey, bringing smiles to refugees’ faces

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Credits: Contaminando Sonrisas
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Credits: Contaminando Sonrisas
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Credits: Contaminando Sonrisas
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Credits: Contaminando Sonrisas

This is how you can support refugees in Idomeni, Greece

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Open Cultural Center expenditures for the past month. Credits: Open Cultural Center

Tents and blankets urgently needed in Thessaloniki

Tourism crisis at Lesvos

Symbiosis Festival sneak peek. Credits: Zed Productions

Let the refugees cook

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How healthy can a meal prepared in these conditions be? Credits: Together for Better Days

Who are the Mobile Info Team, what can they do for you and what you can do for them

Severe weather warning: Waves up to 2 metres expected

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Credits: United Rescue Aid

Serbia

Are deportations from Serbia to start soon?

Refugee breakfast in Belgrade. Credits: InfoPark

Refugee workshops ar Miksaliste

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Crafts workshops for refugees at Miksaliste. Credits: Refugee Aid Miksalište.
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Flowers of hope. Credits: Refugee Aid Miksalište.

Aid coming to refugees at Miksaliste tonight

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Aid is on its way to Miksaliste. Thank you Refugee Aid Miksalište

Hundreds of Migrants ‘Reached Belgrade via Bulgaria’ Last Week

Croatia

“Weird Wired Landscapes” photo story exhibition

Austria

Refugees started a hunger strike to protest inhumane conditions of the food they are given

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Hungry refugees. Credits: Plattform Refugees Welcome

Germany

Visiting the IOM “Family Assistance Programme” centres may speed up the
processing of refugees’ visa application

France

Welcome to Our Jungle — Refugee Voices, a participatory photography project by the refugees of the Calais camp

Art in Calais

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Credits: ART in the Jungle
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Credits: ART in the Jungle
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Credits: ART in the Jungle

Police raiding some restaurants in the Calais refugee camp, confiscating food and water from refugees

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Credits: Calais — People to People Solidarity — Action from UK

UK

The Bureau of Investigative Journalism Revealed: The thousands of former child refugees deported to Afghanistan and Iraq

Community and faith groups will be able to sponsor Syrian refugee families who are being resettled in the UK under a new scheme launched by the Government today

Boris Johnson says Assad must go if Syrians’ suffering is to end

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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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