Greece struggles with new migrant influx - an overview


Greece struggles with new migrant influx - an overview

Author: Aasim Saleem | | 10 October 2019

Fire at the Moria migrant camp on Lesbos in September 2019  Photo Getty ImagesAFPFPerrier

Humanitarian efforts and media attention have picked up following the arrival of over 10,000 refugees and migrants in Greece last month. But the situation on the ground remains critical and experts are skeptical it will change any time soon. InfoMigrants’ reporters Aasim Saleem and Amanullah Jawad were in Greece to find out more.

According to the UN refugee agency UNHCR, 10,258 migrants arrived in Greece in September. That's the highest monthly total since 2016, when the European Union (EU) reached an accord with Turkey to stem the flow of migrants to the EU. The recent spike in migrants arriving in Greece has left the already overburdened EU member state once again in a precarious situation.