Author: UNHCR | data2.unhcr.org | 27 August 2019
Almost 5,000 reached the Greek Aegean islands this month and 850 people crossed the land borders. Refugee flows were 44 per cent higher compared to June’s 4,050 new arrivals. The recent freeze of social security numbers issuance hinders the access of recently arrived asylumseekers to healthcare and social services. Only 1 in 4 unaccompanied children have a place in a shelter. Since 2017, UNHCR has helped the Government to relocate 53 children to the UK under the Dubs solidarity scheme.