AYS Daily Digest 10/10/19: World Mental Health Day — Psychological distress worse than ever, with new attacks, displacement and thousands stuck in inhumane conditions

Tens of thousands displaced people after first Turkish attacks in Syria / In Libya, UNHCR & IOM of whitewashing the deadly cost of European Union migration policy to safeguard tens of millions of euro of funding / Balkan Route still leaving scars for life on those who pass it / Need for help across France’s provisional campsites / & more news

Are You Syrious?
Oct 11 · 8 min read
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More human suffering adding new displacement to what is already the largest displacement crisis in the world

Although the Nato’s secretary general and the EC president appealed to Turkey to avoid adding to the instability in Syria, without anyone’s direct opposition, as everyone knows, Turkey has invaded Syria. Reportedly, among others, they are bombing Mansoura Dam in Derik which provides 2 million people with drinking water. According to the statistics of the SOHR, the number of displaced people has exceeded 70,000 people.

Photo: Friends of Kurdistan — Manchester
Boycott against Turkish Airlines at Barcelona airport in support of Rojava for the invasion of Turkey (Photo: The Women’s Revolution in Rojava)


LIBYA

Messages from Abu Salim detention centre, Tripoli, on Monday:

Aid workers in Libya accuse UNHCR & IOM of whitewashing the deadly cost of European Union migration policy to safeguard tens of millions of euro of funding.

MOROCCO

SEARCH AND RESCUE AT SEA

Salvamento Marítimo Humanitario has finally received permission to proceed into the Mediterranean — without the permission to carry out rescue.

WatchTheMed Alarm Phone turns 5

GREECE

Despite a growing body of research on how displacement impacts mental health, many people live in squalid conditions and with no to scant mental health resources.

ECHR decides on the detention of unaccompanied minors

The ARISIS-Social Youth Support Organization filed the application for interim measures, complaining of “conditions that constitute inhuman and degrading treatment” in the case of the 20 young people detained on 20 September in AT Kolon — 14 of them were held for reasons of protective custody and 6 for administrative expulsion.

Thessaloniki

Greek police say three people have been killed in northern Greece and another 12 were injured when “a vehicle crammed with migrants crashed into an oncoming car and fell off a cliff”.

BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA

Ključ, Bosnia and Herzegovina — still one of the most desperate stations on the route to the west. Photo: Sanella L.

ITALY

In Trieste (Italy) peeople arrive with new wounds after having passed the ‘Balkan Route’ — Photo: Lorena Fornasir

FRANCE

RWC and Mobile Refugee Support’s urgent fundraiser

“We are collecting funds to buy tents and sleeping bags for displaced people sleeping rough in Grande-Synthe. Following the recent eviction and dispersal of around 1000 women, men and children from municipal shelter, hundreds have returned to the area. Most are sleeping rough without any access to stable shelter, sanitation or safe drinking water. The eviction, a very ’temporary’ intervention, has created great uncertainty for the community with many not knowing what will happen to them from one day to the next.
It has also put an immense strain on aid organisations, who are working tirelessly to meet people’s needs. The weather has taken a turn for the worse; it is windy, rainy and cold. People are sleeping on wet ground. Adults and children are wrapping themselves in cling film to stay warm.

Photos:Refugee Women’s Centre

Are You Syrious?

Daily news digests from the field, mainly for volunteers and refugees on the route, but also for journalists and other parties.

Are You Syrious?

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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.

Are You Syrious?

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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