Illegal migrant numbers drop below 5000 on Lesvos island for the first time

Illegal migrant numbers drop below 5000 on Lesvos island for the first time 1

The Greek island of Lesvos has seen a significant drop in refugee and illegal migrant numbers for the first time since 2016 said the Greek Ministry of Migration and Asylum on Tuesday.

According to the ministry announcement the number of refugees and migrants on the island of Lesvos has dropped below 5,000 for the first time adding that there  are 4,994 people on the North Aegean island that bore the brunt of migration flows.

Of these, 4,441 live in the temporary facilities of Kara Tepe, 134 are unaccompanied minors, 412 live in apartments under the Hestia plan, and 7 are detained by authorities.

The ministry also released record-low numbers of people seeking asylum on the rest of the islands with refugee and migrant flows: 642 on Chios, 1,013 on Samos, 78 on Leros and 201 on Kos.

 

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