AYS Digest 10/1: Fluttering banners of resistance

UNHCR declares Afghanistan unsafe country. IOM report on refugees in Turkey highlight extent of refugee crisis. Official response to winterization failure staggeringly insufficient, outmatched by human response. Italians getting refugees off the streets. Serbian organizations scrambling to resolve catastrophic failure of state humanitarian apparatus.

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GERMANY

Afghanistan ruled “not safe” by UNHCR, calling into question Germany deportations

Photo Credit: Refugee Solidarity Movement Thessaloniki-Eidomeni

TURKEY

IOM report on December migration in Turkey highlights where refugees are staying, being returned, and being kept.

GREECE

Official response to winter crisis moving at a glacial pace.

Photo courtesy of Che Brandes-Tuka
Photo Credit: Chloe Kousoula
Moria Photo Courtesy of Khora
Photo Credit: AYS

ITALY

Refugees removed from the streets by organization.

“And above all they found humanity, a thing that we keep taking for granted … natural, but that doesn’t seem to be granted so easily from what you read in the papers or that you see on TV.
This is why we have the right to tell the stories that we listen to… solidarity and the despair, the laughter and the sharing. We have a duty because we have to give information, testify, so that everyone can choose a side.”

SERBIA

The fight against winter continues in Serbia, with organizations joining forces to look after people.

Miksaliste 2.0 Photo credit: Borderfree Association

It is with horror that we all read about this terrifying winter nightmare, but let the hopeful stories encourage us to take courage and rather than falling prey to despair, instead raise a banner of hope until people are safe.

Daily news digests from the field, mainly for volunteers and refugees on the route, but also for journalists and other parties.

Daily news digests from the field, mainly for volunteers and refugees on the route, but also for journalists and other parties.