AYS News Digest 20/9: The most urgent story of our time

UN suspends all aid after convoy hit, civilians in Syria will pay with their lives for circumstances beyond their control. Refugee children in Athens started school, Greek parents started boycotting their admission. Injuries in the aftermath of the Moria fire are severe, yet denied by the Greek government. UK teachers expected to act as border officers, inquiring children, aged 2–19, about their nationality and immigration documents.

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Credits: Help Refugees

Syria

The UN humanitarian convoy became a target of a Syrian regime, 13 UN workers died

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Credits: Tamer Altaiar
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Credits: PROACTIVA OPEN ARMS

The UN has suspended all aid convoys in Syria after a devastating attack on its lorries near Aleppo on Monday.

UN Emergency Relief Coordinator, Stephen O’Brien — Statement on Convoy to Urum al-Kubra, Syria

Greece

Refugee children in Athens are back to school

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Credits: Darja Babić
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Credits: Darja Babić

At the same time, parents at Greek elementary school oppose admission of refugee children

How European inefficiency and disregard caused the fire at Moria

A statement by the Refugee Accommodation and Solidarity Space City Plaza blaming the government and police for the events in Moria

Fire at the Moria camp has died down, yet left nothing but devastation

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In the fire’s aftermath, unaccompanied refugee children to be transferred from Lesvos to mainland

Local extremists attacked refugees and volunteers who were escaping the Moria fire

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Credits; No Border Kitchen

Greek government denies injuries in Moria

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Credits: #advocatesabroad
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Northern Aegean governor: “the islanders are well-intentioned, but here’s fatigue”

Volunteers struggle to meet the refugee needs in the fire’s aftermath

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Credits: Movement On The Ground

UNHCR statment on the fire

EU Commission spokesperson, Natasha Bertaud: “refugees will remain on Lesvos as long as possible”

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Greek authorities will send a ship to house refugees on the island after fire destroys refugee tents

Refugees turning camps into living spaces

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Credits: Cicilie Bråten DiO

Dancing classes for Kavala female refugees

Resources for finding cheap rental accommodation in Greece

List of appointments with Asylum Service has been released

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Credits: Mobile Info Team for refugees in Greece

Information for those refugees concerned that they may have a second registration interview

More information on the interview

Urgent request from the Greek Asylum Service

Official numbers for 20/9

Serbia

Another rainy season is coming, still no solution for proper refugee shelters

Hungary

New Human Rights Watch report: Hungary is failing to protect vulenrable refugees

“Did you know that the average Hungarian sees more UFOs than refugees in a lifetime?”

News from the refugee camp in Bicske

Slovenia

A refugee testimony on racism and discrimination he experiences in Slovenia

Austria

Austria wants Turkey-style refugee deal with Egypt

Germany

Another attack on a refugee shelter

France

Demolition of refugee shelters has far reaching effects on them as they get flashbacks of their homes being demolished back in their countries

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Abdo. Credits: Care4Calais

Infographics on the “Jungle” children

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Work starts on wall near Calais ‘Jungle’ migrant camp

UK

Teachers as border agents?

How many more children need to die in trying to reach the UK?

Mediterranean

Mediterranean refugee crossings down, but UN fears deaths on rise

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Credits: Proactiva Open Arms

US

President Obama: U.S. Will Accept 110,000 Refugees From Around the World

UN

World leaders met at the UN to discuss refugees, but they mostly talked about keeping them out

General

Volunteers needed to conduct field research in France and Greece from 5 to 13 November 2016

The refugee camp “de La Liniere” in Grande Synthe (France) is in urgent need of volunteers

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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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