AYS Digest 15/06 — Is Turkey a safe country for refugees?

WatchTheMed reports an illegal pushback of refugees to Turkey. EU tries to bury report that is likely to say Turkey is unfit for asylum seekers. Asylum-seekers challenge EU-Turkey deal in court. Supplies needed in Calais and London-Calais convoy starts this Saturday.

Photography workshop for children in Izmir. Photo by Marta Vidal


WatchTheMed Alarm Phone denounces an illegal push-back operation with Frontex present.


EU tries to bury report on Turkey migrant returns

Asylum-seekers challenge EU-Turkey deal

Number of relocations increases to 2,280



70 appeals granted by Greek Appeal Committees

800 refugees granted asylum

Successful pre-registration in Cherso

Pre-registration in Cherso. Photo by Azra Ayyash

Update on BP and Hara

Hope Centre Elpis forced to close

Volunteers needed

The first joint art exhibition between Samos Academy and the Greek Committee for International Detente and Peace allowed children living in the camps and children from local schools to show their art. Photo by Samos Volunteers.


Refugee Aid Serbia needs help

Photo by Refugee Aid Serbia

1,800 refugees in transit


9 out of 10 children arrive to Europe unaccompanied

140 people rescued by MSF


Refugee crisis in Paris


London-Calais Convoy

Reconstruction of the Sudanese tent after the recent fires. Photo by Clara Moseley
The tent was rebuilt in five days and now includes a separate kitchen and a rat proof food storage area. Photo by Clara Moseley

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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