AYS Daily News Digest 30/12: asylum system too slow, Greece and Italy still waiting for the others to pitch in

winter seriously threatening people on Greek islands, in camps and streets; growing need to tackle the problem of drugs and prostitution among young refugees in Greece; Oraiokastro finally getting electricity provided by the volunteers | Despite nationwide truce deal in Syria, airstrikes under way and anti-regime protests going on| Italy struggling at the end of a difficult year | France faces rejection by Mali | increasing number of asylum applications in Germany

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A Yazidi child in a camp in Greece where they live and wait. Photo: Migrant Jaeyd Yezidi

GREECE

Strong winds, snow and hail caused damage to some of the camp structures on the Aegean islands today.

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Photo by: Lighthouse Relief
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Moria camp, December 30 (Photos: Philippa Kempson)
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ART Angels Relief Team working with children on Lesvos need support: “We need financial support.
Volunteers composers and choir director, string musicians,Guitar and flute teachers.
We need a bigger ISO BOX -Container in Kara Tepe.
We need an ISO BOX close to Moria Camp .Capacity of 45–80 persons.
We need in ISO Box in one of the Attica Area Camps.
We need heating for our frozen ISO Box in Kara Tepe
We need lamps and chairs for our ISO Box in Kara Tepe.
2. Violins 4/4 x 2, 1/8 x 2.
3.We need few good quality violin cases 4/4 x 2, 2/2 x1.
5. We need an Irish Harp or Ancient Greek Lyra.
6. We need volunteers,art therapist with a car for 4 hours for 5 days a week. “— contact: artangelsreliefteam@gmail.com

Light is coming back to Oraiokastro

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Taking matters into their own hands is The Get Shit Done Team with the support of Help Refugees
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“After many talks with the Commander, Military electrical engineers, Swiss Cross and the refugee community the work finally begins. First up laying the 200m warehouse with cable trays along both sides. No easy task. All the tents are less than 1m from the walls and less than 1m apart from each other. With safety harnesses attached the team with the support of the refugee community scurry the ladders with tray and drills in hand. While back at the workshop the 4m posts are being prepared. It’s all go and together we will get this camp electrified!” — The Get Shit Done Team

Athens

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إذا رأيت شخص بلا مأوى في اثينا يحتاج إلى مساعدة، فرجاءً اتصل على الرقم: 1595
If you see a homeless person in Athens who may need help, call: 1595, Refugee.Info warns.
اگر فرد بی خانمانی را در آتن دیدید که به کمک احتیاج داشت، لطفن با شماره زیر تماس بگیرید: 1595

Threatening conditions bring about more problems and dangerous engagements of young refugee men

Spaniards released from prison

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Protest in Thessaloniki in support to the two Spanish activists (Photo: Aitor Txabarri)

SYRIA

Fighting between government and rebel forces has been reported in parts of Syria

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(left photo sign translates: “The people are the revolution and it’s our right to know who is negotiating and what is happening”) — Protesters gathered in different parts of Syria ( Photos by: Muhammad Mansour)

JORDAN

Dignity and survival above upholding the law, for Syrians in Jordan

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SERBIA

ITALY

More than 181,000 migrants arrived in Italy by boat in 2016, the ministry said, an increase of almost 18 percent compared with 2015.

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“A cold welcome” by Como senza frontiere — at 2am in the night 51 person was found in the street at temperature of -1 degree celsius.

-Eviction!
-Don’t be afraid..

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Letter sent by the refugees

FRANCE

Mali returns the deported “laissez-passer“ passengers back to France

SWITZERLAND

BELGIUM

Belgian politicians questioning the court ruling in the Afghan woman’s case

GERMANY

Slowed down asylum applications system

UK

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