57,027 identified migrants and refugees in Greece

28 July 2016
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Fifty seven thousand and 27 identified refugees and migrants were on the Greek territory on Thursday while 108 new arrivals were reported in the last 24 hours.

According to the Refugee Crisis Management Coordination Body’s figures, 22,551 of the refugees are in northern Greece, 10,204 are hosted in the region of Attica and 2,558 are hosted in facilities of central and southern Greece. 7,177 refugees and migrants are hosted in several facilities rented by the UNHCR, and 2,150 persons are living outside organised facilities.

9,208 refugees and migrants were recorded on the eastern Aegean islands.

The last of the migrants and refugees that had found temporary shelter in Piraeus port departed for areas of their choice on Tuesday and Wednesday. The coast guard said that 400 left the port for destinations of their choice, while 50 were taken to Trikala and 18 to Oinofyta in Viotia.

On Tuesday there were roughly 850 migrants and refugees staying in the port, of which 56 had departed for Oinofyta and 294 took public transport buses to destinations of their choice.

According to the coordinating body for managing the refugees, there were a total of 1039 migrants and refugees in Piraeus last Monday, 887 on Tuesday and 426 on Wednesday morning.

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