Greece: Number of refugees on islands rising

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Official figures show that the total numbers on the islands (as of 13.9.18) have risen to 19,711 with the numbers on Lesvos rising to 10,599.

The Hope Project on Lesvos reports: "Over just this weekend 10 boats arrived in Lesvos! 519 people! Many children!."

Mytilini harbour on Lesvos has five Frontex and UK boats (The Valiant and Seeker) in constant use to patrol and "search & rescue".

Further reading

19 organizations demand decongestion of the islands and immediate improvement of refugee reception conditions

Update on Moria: mainland travel permitted for some; concerns over growing EASO role in asylum procedure; deportations without due process

Lesvos: Moria camp "dangerous to public health" and majority of detainees "never feel safe"

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