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AYS Daily News Digest 18/1/19: A system failing both the frontline states and people seeking safety

Amnesty International warning of the devastating consequences of the EU politics in the Mediterranean —read the analysis / SAR teams under pressure again / increasing number of arrivals to Greece and the area / Afghan minors sent to adults prison in Serbia / Pressure to volunteers in Bosnia and Herzegovina / more news

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More women, men and children will suffer unless European governments agree on a swift and predictable disembarkation policy in line with international law and a fair system to share responsibility among EU countries. — Matteo de Bellis, Amnesty International’s Migration Researcher


There were 14 dead and 58 wounded people as battles continue on the outskirts of Tripoli in Libya. In the conflict area Qasr Bin Gashir, citizens and refugees trapped in the detention centre must be transported securely while it is still possible.


The country stopped 89,000 people from illegally migrating in 2018, up 37 percent compared with the previous year, the interior ministry said on Thursday.

2,217 died while crossing the Mediterranean including 744 on the western route, in 2018, the IOM said.



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Are You Syrious?

News digests from the field, mainly for volunteers and people on the move, but also for journalists, decision makers and other parties.