Arrivals Pick Up, Greek Island Refugee, Migrant Camps Overflowing

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Τρίτη, 20 Αυγούστου 2019
Arrivals Pick Up, Greek Island Refugee, Migrant Camps Overflowing

Author: thenationalherald.com | 20 August 2019

With summer in its last month, the number of refugees and migrants landing on Greek islands from Turkey has started to jump, pushing already overcrowded detention centers and camps way over capacity.

Officials said 1,607 migrants and asylum seekers landed between Aug. 5-11, bringing the total number of people staying at island facilities to 21,550, said Kathimerini, with some 50,000 also in mainland camps and centers.

All the so-called migrant reception and identification centers are stretched far beyond their infrastructure to support the numbers that have continued to gradually rise during an essentially suspended swap deal between Turkey, which let human traffickers operate, and the European Union.

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