Greece Aegean Islands Weekly Snapshot: 02 – 08 September 2019

from UN High Commissioner for Refugees
Published on 08 Sep 2019 View Original


This week, 2,239 people arrived on the Aegean islands, an increase from last week’s 1,924 arrivals and from last year’s 1,028 arrivals during the same period.
The average daily arrivals this week equalled 320, compared to 275 in the previous week.

Population on the Islands

Some 25,700 refugees and migrants reside on the Aegean islands. The majority of the population on the Aegean islands are from Afghanistan (40%), Syria (13%) and the Democratic Republic of Congo (10%).

Women account for 22% of the population and children for 35%, of whom nearly 6 out of 10 are younger than 12 years old.

Approximately 19% of the children are unaccompanied or separated, mainly from Afghanistan.

Some 38% are men between 18 and 39 years old.

Entry Points by Sea

This week 2,239 people reached the Aegean islands, the majority of whom arrived to Lesvos. The average daily arrivals on all islands was 320.