Greece: Greece Sea Arrivals Dashboard (August 2019)

Greece: Greece Sea Arrivals Dashboard (August 2019)

2019/09/11 | 19:05 - Source: Relief Web

(ThisDay | Iraq News Now)- Source: UN High Commissioner for Refugees

Country: Afghanistan, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Greece, Iraq, occupied Palestinian territory, Syrian Arab Republic


So far in 2019, a total of 25,590 refugees and migrants arrived in Greece by sea.

The majority are from Afghanistan (39%), Syria (21%) and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (9%).

More than half of the population are women (24%) and children (36%), while 40% are men.

Arrivals in August 2019, at 7,712 increased in comparison to July, when 5,008 people had arrived on the islands.

Arrivals during 2019 are 32% higher than those in 2018.

Lesvos received the majority (44%) of all new arrivals, during the first eight months of 2019, followed by the Dodecanese islands (27%), Samos (18%) and Chios (11%).

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