Greece Aegean Islands Weekly Snapshot: 04 - 10 February 2019
This week, 362 people arrived on the Aegean islands, an increase from last week’s 347 arrivals and from last year’s 229 arrivals during the same period.
The average daily arrivals this week equalled 52, compared to 50 in the previous week.
Population on the Islands
Some 14,700 refugees and migrants reside on the Aegean islands. The majority of the population on the Aegean islands are from Afghanistan (42%), Iraq (13%) and Syria (10%).
Women account for 20% of the population and children for 31% of whom more than 6 out of 10 are younger than 12 years old.
Approximately 18% of the children are unaccompanied or separated, mainly from Afghanistan.
Some 43% are men between 18 and 39 years old.