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Greece: Greece Aegean Islands Weekly Snapshot: 03 - 09 June 2019

Greece: Greece Aegean Islands Weekly Snapshot: 03 - 09 June 2019

2019/06/13 | 19:55

(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, 867 people arrived on the Aegean islands, an increase from last week’s 534 arrivals and from last year’s 711 arrivals during the same period.

The average daily arrivals this week equalled 124, compared to 76 in the previous week.



Population on the Islands



Some 16,200 refugees and migrants reside on the Aegean islands. The majority of the population on the Aegean islands are from Afghanistan (43%), Iraq (11%) and the State of Palestine (10%).

Women account for 22% of the population and children for 34% 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 39% are men between 18 and 39 years old.



Entry Points by Sea



This week 867 people reached the Aegean islands, the majority of whom arrived to Lesvos. The average daily arrivals on all islands was 124.









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