Greece Locates Migrants in Evros; Trapped for Days Between Greece, Turkey


Greek police said on Monday afternoon they had found38 Syrian refugees in the Lavara area of Evros, among them one pregnant woman and seven children.

Greek Migration Minister Notis Mitarachi says police have found 38 migrants stranded on an islet in the Evros river.

According to media reports and activists, the refugees had been trapped for days on a small islet in the Evros river along the border between Greece and Turkey.

“Since they were located, Greek police forces and other government services have rushed to their aid, to provide healthcare, food and water and to transfer them to an area of temporary accommodation,” police said in a statement.

Migration Minister Notis Mitarachi said on Twitter that they were in good condition, and the pregnant woman was being transferred to the hospital out of precaution. Greek police had also found a boat near them, he said.