Less than 1,000 asylum seekers are now living in Lesvos, according to data announced by Immigration Policy Minister Notis Mitarachi.
In particular, based on the data published on June 13, 996 people lived in the Reception and Identification Centre of Mytilene, compared to 20,922 on March 1, 2020, recording a decrease of 95.26%.
Mitarachi, in a tweet, stressed that the reduction of asylum seekers came as a result of a "comprehensive political response to the immigration crisis", adding that the government took into account local communities "which were systematically ignored by SYRIZA".
"Lesvos now has less than a thousand asylum seekers, the result of a comprehensive political response to the immigration crisis," he wrote on his Twitter, quoting tables with data.
"Fully taking into account the local communities, which SYRIZA systematically ignored," he added.
Η Λέσβος πλέον έχει κάτω από χίλιους αιτούντες άσυλο, αποτέλεσμα μια συνολικής πολιτικής αντιμετώπισης της μεταναστευτικής κρίσης. Λαμβάνοντας υπόψη πλήρως τις τοπικές κοινωνίες, που συστηματικά αγνόησε ο ΣΥΡΙΖΑ. pic.twitter.com/ZMH2GEu46L
— Νότης Μηταράκης - Notis Mitarachi (@nmitarakis) June 14, 2022