AYS News Digest 14/06: No place to call home

EU envoy in Turkey resigns. Both Elliniko and Piraeus scheduled for eviction. Greek government announces significant increase of official accommodation capacities, but volunteers didn’t notice any new tents in camps. First days in Vasilika camp: scarce food, dirty toilets. 60 refugees rescued off Lesvos.

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Rajaa Al Sharki holds her youngest son close after a tearful reunion. Credit: ITV Cymru Wales / Alexandra Lodge

Turkey

EU envoy to Turkey resigns after breakdown in relations with Turkish government. Diplomatic ties between Turkey and the EU continue to worsen.

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EU diplomat Hansjoerg Haber, then the head of the observer mission to Georgia, speaks to journalists in Mukhrani in 2008 Getty Images

Greece

Suspicious increase in official camp capacities, more areas scheduled for eviction

Hara camp now completely evicted

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Bulldozing of a makeshift camp in the North. Credits: Radio Kras
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Eviction of EKO camp. Credits: Hassan Alhomse

The first day in Vasilika camp

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Refugees slowly getting used to the new environment. Credits: Hassan Alhomse
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Daily meal: pasta with some sauce. Credits: Hassan Alhomse

60 refugees rescued by the Hellenic Coastguard near to the coasts of Lesvos today

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Credits: Frontex

Jobs for 100 Greek Independent volunteers

Hungary

Hungarian police can now legally send illegal immigrants back across border

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Hungarian-Serbian border. Credits: About Hungary

Information leaflet on Hungarian law finally available

Excessive use of police force at Hungarian-Serbian border

UK

A Syrian family living in Wales have finally been reunited with their one-year-old son after being forced to leave him behind in Lebanon

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Rajaa Al Sharki holds her youngest son close after a tearful reunion. Credit: ITV Cymru Wales / Alexandra Lodge
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Al Sharki family reunited.. Credit: ITV Cymru Wales / Alexandra Lodge

Kenya

After closing Dadaab camp, more time needed to repatriate Somali refugees in Kenya than is currently allowed by the state

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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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