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Greece: Greece Sea Arrivals Dashboard (June 2019)

Greece: Greece Sea Arrivals Dashboard (June 2019)

2019/07/12 | 20:35

(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



Overview



So far in 2019, a total of 12,870 refugees and migrants arrived in Greece by sea. The majority are from Afghanistan (35%), Syria (16%) and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (12%). More than half of the population are women (25%) and children (36%), while 39% are men.



Arrivals in June 2019, at 3,122 increased in comparison to May, when 2,651 people had arrived on the islands. Arrivals during 2019 are 6% lower than those in 2018.



Lesvos received the majority (39%) of all new arrivals, during the first six months of 2019, followed by the Dodecanese islands (29%), Samos (20%) and Chios (12%).









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