Refugee flows rise, as Greek islands come under immense pressure

17 September 2019
165 Views

A total of 454 refugees and illegal migrants arrived in the past two days, according to information from the North Aegean Police Directorate General.

Of these, 228 crossed into Greek territory yesterday and another 226 today.

Meanwhile, the flows of refugees and illegal immigrants were also up in other islands in the north Aegean Sea, as 81 arrived on Chios and 220 entered Samos, bringing the total number of people who arrived in north Aegean islands to 527 who were taken to the Reception and Identification Centre, and applied for asylum.

The Moria Reception and Identification Centre, which hosts more than 11,000 people, has been overburdened, with the overwhelming majority of the refugees and illegal immigrants living in makeshift shacks on estates either rented out by NGOs or arbitrarily occupied.

You may be interested

Abandoned 300-Year Old Venetian Village on Crete Turned into Tourist Resort
GREECE
shares552 views
GREECE
shares552 views

Abandoned 300-Year Old Venetian Village on Crete Turned into Tourist Resort

Panos - Feb 26, 2020

Áspros Potamós (White River in English) is a settlement in eastern Crete, in the regional unit of Lasithi, whose history…

The UK’s government loses thousands of mobile devices
WORLD
shares9 views
WORLD
shares9 views

The UK’s government loses thousands of mobile devices

Panos - Feb 26, 2020

It has emerged that UK government personnel managed to lose at least 2,004 mobile devices in a 12 month period.…

One-billion-year-old fossils of green seaweed found in China
WORLD
shares19 views
WORLD
shares19 views

One-billion-year-old fossils of green seaweed found in China

Panos - Feb 26, 2020

Two paleontologists at Virginia Tech have found one billion-year-old fossils of green seaweed in China. Called Proterocladus antiquus, the tiny…

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.