Number of refugee arrivals in Lesvos in spring could exceed 2015 numbers

11 January 2016
610 Views

The number of refugees and migrants that authorities on Lesvos will have to manage this spring are likely to be so high that those recorded in 2015 may appear small in comparison, a source from the island’s police department told ANA-MPA on Monday.

“The numbers [of arrivals] we will be called to manage may be small compared to those of 2015,” the police source said responding to a question on the increased number of people recorded in Lesvos’ identification centers in the last few days. “It seems that our Turkish neighbors, despite the pressure they are under, do not want or cannot control their compatriot traffickers who naturally make huge profits for the Turkish economy through the management of so many people,” he added.

According to data from Moria’s identification and registration center, 1,600 people arrived at the island from Sunday morning until Monday morning, while last Saturday and Friday the numbers climbed to 2,000 migrants per day.

You may be interested

Thousands of refugees and illegal immigrants to be removed from apartments and hotels in Greece
GREECE
shares17 views
GREECE
shares17 views

Thousands of refugees and illegal immigrants to be removed from apartments and hotels in Greece

makis - May 29, 2020

The Migration and Asylum Ministry announced the start of the operation on June 1, of the eviction of both legitimate…

Muslims to pray in front of Hagia Sophia to put pressure to revert historic site into a Mosque
SLIDE
shares45 views
SLIDE
shares45 views

Muslims to pray in front of Hagia Sophia to put pressure to revert historic site into a Mosque

makis - May 28, 2020

Muslim mosques in Turkey will be reopening from tomorrow, Friday, the day of the fall of Constantinople (Istanbul), with the…

Athens Open Air Film Festival promises unforgettable nights to movie lovers
ART
shares52 views
ART
shares52 views

Athens Open Air Film Festival promises unforgettable nights to movie lovers

Panos - May 28, 2020

The Athens Open Air Film Festival promises movie goers unforgettable cinematic experiences as the summer event organised for the tenth…

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.