AYS NEWS DIGEST 09.09.2016 — Xenophobic sentiments in Greece threaten refugees’ well-being.

A Nazi group has claimed responsibility for an arson attack in a Greek squat in Athens populated by refugees. They threaten more violence until “Al-Nusra leaves,” pejoratively referring to the Syrian refugees who were forced to flee their country by violence unleashed by the Assad regime as well as groups such as ISIS and Al-Nusra. Meanwhile, as it is time to go back to school, parents have staged a sit-in in an elementary school in protest of co-education between their children and the children of refugees. These events signal the importance of combating the racism which targets already vulnerable refugees.

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A boy sits surrounded by rubble in the city of Aleppo.

Syria

Another round of peace talks brings John Kerry to Geneva.

Charity organizations pen letter criticizing regime influence over the UN.

Karam Foundation is calling for donations!

Turkey

EU to fund debit cards for 3 million refugees in Turkey.

Greece

A fascist nationalist group has claimed responsibility for arson attack on a refugee squat.

Parents protest coeducation with refugee children. Future of schooling on islands remains unclear.

Unaccompanied minors continue to be held in deplorable conditions.

IOM offers enlightening statistics on relocated refugees as Greece fights against pushbacks.

13 men were deported from Frontex to Turkey today.

Rumors continue to circulate. Here is a handy answer sheet to common claims.

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32 people were rescued from a boat near Frontex. They are being transferred to Moria Camp.

Greek government agency reports that 7,800 refugees are unaccounted for.

Prayer areas for Eid have been announced.

A protest calling for open borders will take place tomorrow in Thessaloniki and Kamara.

Serbia

The Serbian border police has stopped over 1,000 refugees this week.

Germany

Leaked list of CSU demands sparks outrage.

Italy

Thousands of refugee children have disappeared.

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