Refugee, migrant numbers rising in Greece this year

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Friday, August 16, 2019
Refugee, migrant numbers rising in Greece this year

Author: infomigrants.net | 16 August 2019

Inside Moria refugee camp-hot spot-detention center in Lesbos island, Greece /Photo (taken on a mobile phone) | Photo: Picture-alliance/N. Economou

The refugee crisis in Greece continues as EU border agency Frontex announced that the flow of people into some parts of the country has increased by a quarter compared to last year.

The ongoing refugee crisis in Greece continues to show no signs of abating. EU border agency Frontex announced that the flow of people into some parts of the country has increased by a quarter compared to last year. 

According to data released by Frontex, the main problem is the rising number of illegal arrivals on the islands of the eastern Aegean.

''The Eastern Mediterranean remained the busiest migratory route into Europe with nearly 5,800 detections in July 2019'', said Frontex in a statement. ''In the first seven months of this year, the total number of detections in this region was down 6 percent from a year ago to almost 28,200. Despite the overall decrease, the number of arrivals on the Greek islands in the Aegean increased by a quarter compared to the same period of last year," the statement added.

"Most of the migrants detected on this route were nationals of Afghanistan," said Frontex.  Read more>>>