This week, 1,179 people arrived on the Aegean islands, an increase from last week’s 654 arrivals and from last year’s 1,054 arrivals during the same period.
The average daily arrivals this week equalled 168, compared to 93 in the previous week.
Population on the Islands
Nearly 18,000 refugees and migrants reside on the Aegean islands. The majority of the population on the Aegean islands are from Afghanistan (27%), Iraq (21%) and Syria (17%).
Women account for 21% of the population and children for 28% of whom nearly 7 out of 10 are younger than 12 years old.
Approximately 18% of the children are unaccompanied or separated, mainly Afghan and Syrian.
Some 45% are men between 18 and 39 years old.