Greece Aegean Islands Weekly Snapshot: 15 – 21 April 2019

from UN High Commissioner for Refugees
Published on 21 Apr 2019 View Original


This week, 444 people arrived on the Aegean islands, an increase from last week’s 377 arrivals but a decrease from last year’s 502 arrivals during the same period.

The average daily arrivals this week equalled 63, compared to 54 in the previous week.

Population on the Islands

Some 14,400 refugees and migrants reside on the Aegean islands. The majority of the population on the Aegean islands are from Afghanistan (45%), Iraq (13%) and the State of Palestine (10%).
Women account for 20% of the population and children for 34% of whom more than 6 out of 10 are younger than 12 years old.

Approximately 15% of the children are unaccompanied or separated, mainly from Afghanistan.

Some 41% are men between 18 and 39 years old.

Entry Points by Sea

This week 444 people reached the Aegean islands, the majority of whom arrived to Dodecanese islands. The average daily arrivals on all islands was 63