AYS News 7/12: Closed borders do not stop refugees from coming, but they make their lives terrible

Closed borders, as research shows, do not stop refugees, but they make their journeys more dangerous. A Kurdish refugee whose toes and part of the foot were amputated due to frost-bites he got during his journey receives a prosthesis, yet another refugee showed up in Subotica community centre with bare feet. New routes are becoming active: Croatia-Slovenia, Morocco-Spain, showing that with closed borders the geographical reach of refugee crisis has spread to more dangerous and remote areas

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Credits: Legis

Is Hungary really Western Europe’s gatekeeper?

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Credits: NG/AYS

The hotspots: Key findings from Greece and Italy

Key findings on hotspots in Italy

Key findings on hotspots in Greece

Syria

An identity of a woman from another famous “Syrian crisis” image revealed: A mother of 7 killed children, died out of sickness due to lack of doctors in Aleppo

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Credits: Memet Aksakal

Syrian-American Medical Society announces that its facilities and staff can no longer operate in Eastern Aleppo

Syrian army seizes Aleppo Old City from rebels

Syrians leaving east Aleppo in bus loads

Canada, France, Germany, Italy, United Kingdom and United States Leaders’ Statement on the situation in Aleppo

An official statement released by Aleppo rebels who call for five-day ceasefire; decision yet to be made

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Credits: Syria Solidarity Campaign
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Credits: Syria Solidarity Campaign

Jordan

MSF has regrettably decided to end its operations in its Zaatari facility due to Jordan’s decision to seal its borders with Syria

Turkey

Hundreds of blankets arrive to Turkey to help shelter refugees in winter conditions

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Credits: The Worldwide Tribe
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Credits: The Worldwide Tribe

Smuggler Gets 63 Years In Prison

A total of 115 migrants were intercepted by Turkish police Wednesday en route to Greek islands

Greece

IOM forcing refugees to move from Kavala Camp to Bulgarian borders

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Credits: Ali Borsan
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Credits: Ali Borsan

Many refugees are being transferred out of Serres camp

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Serres camp. Credits: Saad Kasem
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Serres camp. Credits: Saad Kasem
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Serres camp. Credits: Saad Kasem

A group of refugees from Fillippiada was moved by UNHCR to hotels or apartements due to their especially vulnerable status

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Camps are started to be emptied as refugees are increasingly relocated to apartments and hotels. Credits: Through refugee eyes

Update on conditions of living for refugees in Chios

Swiss Cross opened a new community centre for refugees living in apartments in the area of Sindos

Volunteer story of the day: Saving a Syrian family, round 2

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Credits: Charity United Refugee Aid
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Credits: Charity United Refugee Aid

A video explaining the proper safe usage of gas canisters in Arabic language has been released

Listen to the VOICE OF REFUGEES AND MIGRANTS broadcast

Art and activities with children in Fillippiada

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Credits: Project Hope 4 Kids
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Credits: Project Hope 4 Kids

Refugee Support Greece Toy Shop is a big hit among refugee children!

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Credits: Refugee Support Greece
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Credits: Refugee Support Greece

Thank you, donors!

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Credits: Refugee Support Greece
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Credits: Refugee Support Greece

Today’s arrivals

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Credits: NG/AYS

Volunteers needed

Donations needed

Serbia

Managing diabetes as a refugee

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Credits: MSF Sea

Skin diseases continue to be a problem in Serbian refugee camps

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Credits: MSF Sea
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Credits: MSF Sea

A Kurdish refugee whose toes and part of the foot were amputated due to frost-bites he got during his journey receives a prosthesis and individualized orthotic shoes

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Credits: Borderfree Association
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Credits: Borderfree Association

A barefoot man was waiting in a line for tea in Fresh Response’s refugee day center in Subotica…

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Credits: Fresh Response
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Credits: Fresh Response
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Credits: Fresh Response

Hungary

Refugees moved to freezing tent-camp in Körmend

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Körmend camp. Credits: Migszol Csoport

Slovenia

An increasing number of refugees uses Istria (Slovenia/Italia) as route to get to Central Europe and Germany

Germany

German authorities have assigned one hundred Bavarian police to back up federal officers who are patrolling the country’s border with Austria

Germany fulfils its promise to take a lot more people through the Relocation program

Today’s protest in front of the Russian embassy in Berlin condemned the ongoing bombing of civilians in Syria

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Credits: Rami Jarrah
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Credits: Rami Jarrah
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Credits: Rami Jarrah

Chancellor Angela Merkel insisted on Wednesday that Germany’s record refugee influx last year had not led to a surge in violent crime

France

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A tent which belongs to a refugee in Paris; this is where he sleeps along with 4 otherrefugees. The temperature is freezing; it will reach up to -5 tonnight. Credits: Help Refugees Worldwide

3 Eritreans in France are facing deportation

Volunteers needed

Care4Calais needs volunteers to come to Calais to…

Refugee Women’s Centre needs long term volunteers to join their amazing women’s centre team from January

Sweden

Afghanistan to continue accepting refugees that were rejected by Sweden

Iceland

Yet another asylum seeker has poured petrol over themselves and ignited it

Russia

Why Syrian refugees aren’t in Russia: Study shows Government denying almost all asylum requests

EU

The EU is still not ready to receive refugees in case Turkey fulfills its threat to unleash a refugee flow to Europe

Mediterranean

Morocco-Spain crossings on the rise

General

Info on how to submit a complaint against a volunteer or a worker of some NGO

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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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