Are You Syrious?
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Are You Syrious?

AYS Weekend Digest 3–4/10/20: Open call for examples of human(itarian) crisis when ‘strongly condemning’ made any difference

International community surprised by the fact that what was announced is actually happening // Reports from Greek island of Kos raise concerns // 3 people lose lives while trying to reach Spain // Denmark wants to confiscate and tap rejected asylum seekers’ phones, plans to pay those who don’t appeal // on the inhuman treatment of asylum seekers in the UK / & more news

Vienna, Austria: Several thousand people joined a demonstration in Vienna on Saturday afternoon under the motto “We have space”. Volkshilfe Österreich and the platform for a human asylum policy called for this to show that civil society in Austria is still ready to help people in need (Photo: SOS Balkanroute)

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GREECE

Lesvos

Kos

SPAIN

Three dead on the way to the Canary Islands

DENMARK

Voting to deprive people of privacy and blackmail them not to use legal help

“We got out from the metal fence, but we still live behind the mental fence”

UK

A shameful story of criminalising the persecuted

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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.