AYS DAILY NEWS DIGEST 27.4.2016.

People are still moving through the Balkan route and towards Europe, often with smugglers. Meanwhile, Turkey and the EU have reached an agreement which promises to allow non-Syrians to register and apply for asylum as well. The Greek government promised that it will soon speed up rulings on asylum applications. Austrian parliament passed legislation that makes it significantly harder for refugees to seek asylum in Austria, and would allow for the government to declare a state of emergency if the influx of refugees into the country threatens “national security,” and allows asylum seekers to be rejected directly at the border. Amnesty International harshly criticized this decision.

Miksaliste, day after eviction. Photo by Zarka Radoja

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Turkey

Non-Syrians to be allowed to register for asylum

Syria

Greece

Greek authorities are struggling to find accommodations for unaccompanied minors.

Greek government seeks to speed up asylum application process.

Refugees currently in Vial are being relocated to camps on Leros.

Volunteers urgently needed in port of Piraeus (28–3 May).

Refugees have launched a petition to replace the inefficient Skype system used by the Asylum Office.

Donations of the following items are needed in many camps.

Trains in Greece are halting service from April 30 to May 2.

Serbia

Forgotten people at the border with Hungary

Photo by Wieke Lowenhardt

Serbian official calls on the mayor’s office to explain the eviction of Miksaliste.

Croatia

Conditions in Porin significantly improved

Group protests EU-Turkey deal during Erdogan’s visit to Croatia.

Italy

Photo by Sea-Watch Boat

Austria

New legislation makes it more difficult to seek asylum in Austria, gives the government the right to declare a state of emergency in response to refugee influx.

Austria is building a fence on the Italian border, begins to control traffic on roads and railroads.

Belgium

Belgian group asks the government to institute a program that would allow for families to host refugees.

Germany

4 members of right-wing group on trial for attack on asylum seekers

Far-right wing group members on trial after plotting a terrorist attack against refugees.

New information for Iraqi and Syrian refugees applying for family reunification posted.

UK

100,000 signatures needed for Parliament to bring back the debate over the Dubs Amendment.

General

Refugee TV in Idomeni

UN Security Council urged to suspend aid to all forces guilty of human rights violations in Syria.

Photo by Refugee TV in Idomeni

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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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