Refugees and migrants to Greece could surpass 2015 numbers

12 January 2016
568 Views

The number of refugees and migrants Greek 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.

“It seems that our Turkish neighbours, 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,” added the unnamed source.

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

You may be interested

Crete is the most popular holiday destination for Brits
GREECE
shares22 views
GREECE
shares22 views

Crete is the most popular holiday destination for Brits

Panos - Jan 21, 2021

Crete is the most popular holiday destination for this year’s tourist season for the Brits, according to online searches made in…

Fastest Brand Growth in 2020 (infographic)
WORLD
shares20 views
WORLD
shares20 views

Fastest Brand Growth in 2020 (infographic)

Panos - Jan 21, 2021

2020 has been a pivotal year for various brands in the U.S. A new report of the fastest-growing brands shows…

Putin dips into freezing waters for Epiphany feast
WORLD
shares30 views
WORLD
shares30 views

Putin dips into freezing waters for Epiphany feast

Panos - Jan 21, 2021

The Russian Orthodox Church celebrated the Epiphany on the night of January 18-19. Taking off his warm coat and under polar…

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.