Official Data: 795 New Migrants Land on Greek Shores in Less Than Two Days


According to official data from the Greek Ministry of Citizen’s Protection, a total of 795 new migrants and refugees arrived on Greek shores on Tuesday, October 29 and Wednesday, October 30, until 12 o’clock noon, local time.

Nearly all the incidents took place in the Eastern Aegean islands, where the migrant housing situation long ago exceeded its limits.

Official data show that the camp of Moria on the island of Lesvos, houses 14,427 individuals, when the original plans for the premises were to accommodate a maximum of 3,000 people.

Lesvos currently is home to 16,658 migrants, of whom 230 arrived on Tuesday and Wednesday morning alone.

Around 5,000 refugees and migrants are currently living on the island of Chios and 6,202 on Samos, with several more thousand additional individuals currently living on other islands or camps on the Greek mainland.

Greek authorities have begun procedures to ease the burden on the islands by transferring migrants to the mainland, but many believe this is a pointless exercise as long as hundreds of new migrants arrive every day from Turkey.


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