AYS DAILY NEWS DIGEST 21/4/2016

Aid groups have launched the largest delivery of assistance yet in Syria. Refugees break out from closed camp Vial on Chios ahead of the new deal according to which refugees cannot be detained in centers for longer than 25 days. In camp Moria on Lesvos, insufficient food portions cause hunger and fights among refugees. UK to take in 3,000 unaccompanied children from Middle East and North Africa.

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Camp on Lebanese-Syrian border. Photographer: Christoph von Toggenburg

WEATHER WARNING: In the next 12+ i 24+ hours, waves in the Aegean Sea will go up to and over 1 m height near Chios, Samos, Leros and Kos. Those trying to cross the sea are warned that waves over 0.5 meters are deemed dangerous for sea voyage. For a full weather report in English and Arabic, please refer to the East Aegean weather report for potential passengers and volunteers from Sao and United Rescue Aid

SYRIA

Largest delivery of assistance to Syria so far launched today.

TURKEY

110 million additional Euros to be delivered to Turkey by the European Commission.

GREECE

214 arrivals to Greece yesterday confirm a slight rise in arrivals compared to previous weeks.

No reports on refugees leaving closed camp Moria on Lesvos yet. Refugees on Chios broke free from closed camp Vial.

Insufficient food in camp Moria on Lesvos causes hunger and fights among refugees.

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Camp on Lebanese-Syrian border. Photographer: Christoph von Toggenburg

A 17-year-old Afghan refugee died on Tuesday at Laiko Hospital in Athens from what appears to be a series of complications.

Local residents near #VictoriaSquare in Athens have been getting upset by loud children’s playing.

After sustaining injuries in Idomeni, a refugee died in Thessaloniki today.

After yesterday’s fire, new UNHCR tents put up in camp Diavata today.

Missed asylum appointments have to be rescheduled, the agreed location of the appointment cannot be changed.

A quadripartite meeting between Greece, Albania, Bulgaria and Macedonia is in progress in Greece.

Volunteers are still needed throughout Greece.

SERBIA

A lot of refugees, especially families, visited #Miksalište in Belgrade today to have their needs met.

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Camp on Lebanese-Syrian border. Photographer: Christoph von Toggenburg

UK

The BBC reports that that the UK will take up to 3,000 child refugees, as well as an additional 20,000, from the war-torn Syria region by 2020.

FINLAND

The Supreme Administrative Court in Finland has overturned the decision to return Afghan asylum seekers to Hungary.

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