More Than Two Thousand Migrants Arrive on Greek Islands in January

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Tuesday, February 12, 2019
More Than Two Thousand Migrants Arrive on Greek Islands in January

Author: Nick Kampouris | greekreporter.com | 12 February 2019

According to the latest data provided by the Greek Coast Guard, 2,075 new migrants and refugees arrived on Greek islands in the Eastern Aegean Sea during the month of January.

The figure is lower than that of December, when 3,183 migrants arrived, but it is higher by 515 people than the migration levels recorded in January of 2018.

Two vessels were confiscated and two traffickers were arrested in January by the local authorities in Greece and FRONTEX, the EU’s Border and Coast Guard Agency. 

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