Greece Aegean Islands Weekly Snapshot: 31 December 2018 - 6 January 2019

from UN High Commissioner for Refugees
Published on 07 Jan 2019 View Original


This week, 301 people arrived on the Aegean islands, a decrease from last week’s 495 arrivals and from last year's 622 arrivals during the same period.

The average daily arrivals this week equalled 43, compared to 71 in the previous week.

Population on the Islands

Some 14,680 refugees and migrants reside on the Aegean islands. The majority of the population on the Aegean islands are from Afghanistan (36%), Iraq (17%) and Syria (11%).

Women account for 21% of the population and children for 29% of whom more than 6 out of 10 are younger than 12 years old.

Approximately 20% of the children are unaccompanied or separated, mainly Afghan and Syrian.

Some 45% are men between 18 and 39 years old.