DAILY DIGEST 10.11.2017: Volunteers targeted by police in Italy

More arrivals, including people of Turkish nationality, to Greece // Help needed on islands // 70 percent of people who arrived in Italy from Libya were victims of human trafficking // Smugglers ask 8000 euro from Iraq to Serbia // New report about the police violence in France

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Photo by Baobab.

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Volunteers in Ventimiglia area report police abuse, again.

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Ilustration by Mas Hab.

Greece

Like every day over the last couple of months, people keep coming over the sea and land to Europe. Yesterday morning, 15 people — including 5 children — arrived on Rhodes. Volunteers on the island need warm clothes and jackets for people who are arriving. If you can help, please get in touch with Oasis Rhodes Solidarity Group.

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By Erik Gerharson.
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Photo: Stock photo of Turkish Coastguard
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Photo: Art Against.

Italy

Very disturbing info from the area of Gorizia where local authorities posted a notice forbidding people to use a fountain in the city.

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Serbia

This week police in Serbia arrested several members of an alleged smuggling group. According to local media sources, eight people were arrested under suspicion that they helped about 100 people to cross the border toward Hungary. The prosecution believes that the group took 600 Euro per person.

Germany

One of the leading daily newspapers in this country published names of 33,293 persons who died from 1993 until today while trying to reach Europe over the sea. Thousands more died without being identified. Most of them were running from poverty and wars.

France

While temperatures are getting lower, volunteers all over France are trying to meet the needs of all the people who are forced to stay out in the open. The situation continues to be very bad in Paris and Calais.

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Streets of Paris. Photo by Heather Young

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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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