Migrant arrivals in Greece increased significantly in May

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Monday, June 3, 2019
Migrant arrivals in Greece increased significantly in May

Author: Kai Dambach | infomigrants.net | 3 June 2019

More migrants have been arriving in Greece, including the island of Lesbos. | Photo: Picture-alliance/N.Economou

There were significantly more migrants that came from Turkey to Greece in May. On the Aegean islands, there are now over 15,000 migrants in camps that were designed to hold less than 9,000.

Meanwhile, most refugees in Greece asking to be reunited with family members in Germany are rejected. The Greek coast guard reported that 1,230 migrants traveled from Turkey to Greek islands between May 19-30. "The number (of migrants) is unusually high at the moment," an officer told German news agency dpa on Friday.

Due to the influx, registration camps for refugees on the islands of Lesbos, Samos, Chios, Leros and Kos were overcrowded. There were about 15,600 migrants in camps that were designed to hold less than 9,000. In order to improve conditions on the Greek islands, the government is trying to bring people onto the mainland. Read more>>>