Greece Aegean Islands Weekly Snapshot: 9 -15 April 2018

from UN High Commissioner for Refugees
Published on 15 Apr 2018 View Original


This week, 768 people arrived on the Aegean islands, a decrease from last week’s 908 arrivals but an increase from last year’s 327 arrivals during the same period.
The average daily arrivals this week equalled 110, compared to 130 in the previous week.

Population on the Islands

Some 13,300 refugees and migrants reside on the Aegean islands. In line with the trend of arrivals, the majority of the population on the Aegean islands are from Syria (32%), Iraq (28%) and Afghanistan (16%).
Women account for 20% of the population and children for 32% of whom nearly 7 out of 10 are younger than 12 years old.
Approximately 11% of the children are unaccompanied or separated, mainly Syrian and Afghan.
Some 43% are men between 18 and 39 years old.

Entry Points by Sea

This week, 768 people reached the Aegean islands, the vast majority of whom arrived to Lesvos. The average daily arrivals on all islands was 110.