Number of Stranded Migrants and Refugees on Lesvos Falls Under 3,000 for the First Time

Friday, April 28th, 2017
Last Update: 17:12

The number of migrants and refugees stranded on the island of Lesvos dropped for the first time to under 3,000 according police figures. On Friday, 2,999 migrants and refugees were recorded on the island of Lesvos from 5,591 that were recorded on January 1, 2017.

According to official figures on Friday, 8,462 migrants and refugees that have sought asylum in Greece remain stranded on the northern Aegean islands while their request has been not examined yet. There are 3,754 on Chios, 2,999 on Lesvos and 1,709 on Samos.

Moreover, 20 migrants, 18 men and two women, were readmitted to Turkey on Thursday according to the EU-Turkey agreement. Seven of them were Pakistani nationals, four from Bangladesh, five from Morocco and four from Algeria.(source: ana-mpa)

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