AYS DAILY NEWS DIGEST 9.5.2016.

EU officials are preparing a “Plan B” that does not include Turkey. Hunger strike in Elliniko camp, protests continue on Leros. More lives lost: 26-year old woman from Syria shot by Slovakian authorities while trying to enter the country from Hungary, Pakistani man dies in France. Hundreds of new asylum seekers are reported to have arrived in Hungary during the last week, with 572 people apprehended for illegal border crossing. Please check out call for donations/volunteers in Greece and France.

A day trip to the Detention Centre in Dungavel, (Scotland) organised by We Will Rise. A showing of solidarity with the refugees, asylum seekers, and others within the immigration process locked inside. Photo credit: JJDF Photography.

GENERAL

EU officials are preparing a “Plan B” that does not include Turkey.

GREECE

Even though days are getting warmer, there are warnings of waves up to 0.5 meters high of the coast of Greek islands as well as high humidity.

New arrivals on Greek islands.

New austerity measures for Greek people with unrest and general strike.

Call for donations and volunteers in Samos.

Syrian solidarity house in Lesvos needs a new minibus to transport kids to school

School materials and a projector for movie nights needed in Chios.

Protests continue on Leros.

Hunger strike in Elliniko camp.

There was a break into the warehouse in Scaramangas camp.

Idomeni is being emptied out.

Idomeni. Photo credit: Amir Karimi

Help needed in the warehouse in Idomeni

People stuck in Idomeni are still pleading for open borders.

HUNGARY

Hundreds of new asylum seekers reported to have arrived in Hungary during last week with 572 people apprehended for illegal border crossing

SLOVAKIA

26-year-old Syrian woman shot by Slovakian authorities while trying to enter from Hungary.

GERMANY

Useful app for asylum seekers in Germany

FRANCE

One more life lost in France.

Don’t forget about Calais: People to People Solidarity running out of supplies!

UK

Citizens UK action: write to your MP and ask them to ensure all children with family reunion claims are relocated in Britain in time for school

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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