So far in 2017, a total of 27,354 refugees and migrants arrived in Greece by sea. The majority are from Syria (42%), Iraq (19%) and Afghanistan (11%). More than half of the population are women (22%) and children (37%), while 41% are men.
Arrivals in 2017 have steadily increased since June, peaking in September with 4,886 people. They have since decreased, with 3,215 people arriving on the islands in November. Nevertheless, arrivals in November 2017 are 61% higher than those of November 2016. Between June and November 2017, some 5,000 more people arrived in Greece than in the same period last year (34% increase).
Lesvos, Chios and Samos continue to receive 83% of all new arrivals, followed by the Dodecanese islands (14%) and islands in Cyclades and Crete (3%).