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Greece: Greece Aegean Islands Weekly Snapshot: 13 - 19 May 2019

Greece: Greece Aegean Islands Weekly Snapshot: 13 - 19 May 2019

2019/05/21 | 12:55

(Hatha al-Youm | Iraq News)- Source: UN High Commissioner for Refugees

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



Arrivals



This week, 668 people arrived on the Aegean islands, an increase from last week’s 428 arrivals but a decrease from last year’s 923 arrivals during the same period.



The average daily arrivals this week equalled 95, compared to 61 in the previous week.



Population on the Islands



Some 15,000 refugees and migrants reside on the Aegean islands. The majority of the population on the Aegean islands are from Afghanistan (45%), Iraq (12%) and the State of Palestine (10%).



Women account for 21% of the population and children for 33% of whom more than 6 out of 10 are younger than 12 years old.



Approximately 13% of the children are unaccompanied or separated, mainly from Afghanistan.



Some 40% are men between 18 and 39 years old.









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