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.

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Photography workshop for children in Izmir. Photo by Marta Vidal

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

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EU tries to bury report on Turkey migrant returns

Asylum-seekers challenge EU-Turkey deal

Number of relocations increases to 2,280

Turkey

Greece

70 appeals granted by Greek Appeal Committees

800 refugees granted asylum

Successful pre-registration in Cherso

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Pre-registration in Cherso. Photo by Azra Ayyash

Update on BP and Hara

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Hope Centre Elpis forced to close

Volunteers needed

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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.

Serbia

Refugee Aid Serbia needs help

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Photo by Refugee Aid Serbia

1,800 refugees in transit

Italy

9 out of 10 children arrive to Europe unaccompanied

140 people rescued by MSF

France

Refugee crisis in Paris

UK

London-Calais Convoy

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

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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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