AYS DAILY NEWS DIGEST 28.5.2016.

A refugee has committed suicide in Larissa, Greece. Aware of the growing prospect of the EU-Turkey deal breaking down, refugees are already looking for new routes into Europe this summer. A volunteer joins refugees’ hunger strike in Chios. Super-rich Swiss village opts for £200,000 fine instead of accepting 10 refugees; Oberwil-Lieli’s right-wing mayor denied it was a racist decision. Anti-Islam protest descends into violence in Australia.

A mother fleeing ISIS with her baby. Credits: Ferhad Mossa.

Syria

The flight of refugees before ISIS. Credits: Ferhad Mossa
Credits: Ferhad Mossa
Credits: Ferhad Mossa

Libya

Refugees rescued from the boats which capsized yesterday claim that around 400 are missing.

Jordan

Jordan detains Syrian refugees in Village 5 “jail”.

Credits: IRIN news

Turkey

Refugees in Turkey already searching for new routes to Europe.

Greece

Evacuation of Idomeni continues. Volunteers needed to help remaining residents.

A drawing of Idomeni by a refugee. Credits: Geo Messmer
The end of Idomeni, Europe’s largest refugee camp since WWII and an embarrassment to the values that the EU pretend to hold so dear. Credits: Ignacio Marin
Broken personal objects lying on the ground, the immense silence of what used to be a rather noisy place. Credits: Ignacio Marin

Migrant commits suicide in the center of Larissa.

A volunteer joins refugees’ hunger strike in Chios.

UNHCR concerned at conditions in new refugee sites and urges that alternatives be found.

Protests grow as Greece moves refugees to derelict warehouses ‘not fit for animals’.

Tents are pitched on filthy concrete floors at the warehous in Sindos. Photograph: Phoebe Ramsay
A woman sits on stairs inside a new camp for refugees and migrants set in an abandoned factory in Sindos. Photograph: Sakis Mitrolidis
Credits: Christine Brand
Credits: Christine Brand
Credits: Christine Brand
Credits: Christine Brand
Credits: Christine Brand
Credits: Christine Brand
Credits: Christine Brand
Credits: Christine Brand

Rumours suggest Hara, Greece, will be evacuated tomorrow.

France

A refugee dies trying to escape Calais.

Switzerland

Super-rich Swiss village opts for £200,000 fine instead of accepting 10 refugees.

Australia

Police arrest seven as violence breaks out between anti-Islam and anti-fascist groups in Melbourne.

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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