AYS DIGEST: 29/12 —Are the camps prepared for the cold?

New ceasefire in Syria to start at midnight/Widespread support for arrested volunteers/Austria threatens refugee homelands with sanctions/Bavarian lawmakers want to return boats to Africa

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Syria

The Syrian government and rebel groups have agreed to a nationwide ceasefire beginning Thursday at midnight.

Photo by Free Syria — Salam

Greece

As announced, very cold weather and snowfall has arrived to many parts of Greece today, including the Atika area, Athens and even the islands on the front line of the crisis like Lesvos, Chios and Rhodes.

Photo by Ruhi Loren Akhtar
Photo by Ruhi Loren Akhtar
Photo by Chania Helps Refugees
Photo by Chania Helps Refugees
Photo by Sainab Abdi
Photo by Ruhi Loren Akhtar
Photo by Ruhi Loren Akhtar
Photo by HeimatsternMünchen
Photo by Art Against
Photo by @MSF_Sea
Photo by Leslie Meral Schick
Photo by Samos Volunteers
Photo by Samos Volunteers
Photo by KatsikasLive

Islands

There were 31 new registrations today on the Greek islands.

Solidarity

Today, many groups expressed their solidarity with the Spanish couple who was arrested yesterday and accused of trying to smuggle eight refugees in a trailer back to the Basque Country region:

Photo by InterVolve — International Volunteers
Photo by InterVolve — International Volunteers
Photo by Refugee Support Greece

Serbia

We received tragic new today from Serbia as three refugees were killed in a car crash.

Hungary

SIRIUS.HELP is in need of donations to continue their great work:

Austria

Austria’s foreign minister, Sebastian Kurz, has called for drastic consequences for countries which fail to take back their asylum-seeking citizens following the recent Berlin attack, as well as calling for tighter borders. The Austrian minister said severe measures are necessary in order to address the number of failed deportations of rejected asylum-seekers or those who have committed a criminal offense.

Germany

Politicians from Bavaria want migrants intercepted in the Mediterranean sent back to Africa. They also advocate for holding migrants without ID documents in transit centers.

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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