Almost 10,000 Migrants Stuck at the Camps of Eastern Aegean

Monday, July 17th, 2017
Last Update: 19:56

More than 200 undocumented migrants have landed on the islands of the eastern Aegean from Turkey between Saturday and Monday morning.

According to government figures 212 migrants arrived on the islands of Lesvos, Chios and Samos.

The new arrivals has brought the total number of migrants on reception centers on the islands close to 10,000.

Specifically, there were 4,378 people on Lesvos, 3,461 on Chios and 2,095 on Samos.

On Monday a crowd of migrants staged a sit-down protest outside the asylum service of the Moria reception center on Lesvos, complaining about the slow processing of their applications for asylum.

Last week clashes erupted between Greek police and migrants at the same center.

The unrest began when a group of migrants launched a protest in a bid to draw attention to the substandard conditions in which migrants awaiting deportation to Turkey are being held.

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