Greece Aegean Islands Weekly Snapshot: 9 - 15 July 2018

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


This week, 508 people arrived on the Aegean islands, a decrease from last week’s 638 arrivals and from last year’s 618 arrivals during the same period.
The average daily arrivals this week equalled 73, compared to 91 in the previous week.

Population on the Islands

Over 16,000 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 (30%), Iraq (24%) and Afghanistan (16%).
Women account for 21% of the population and children for 31% of whom nearly 7 out of 10 are younger than 12 years old.
Approximately 13% 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, 508 people reached the Aegean islands, the majority of whom arrived to Lesvos. The average daily arrivals on all islands was 73.