UNHCR Aegean Islands Factsheet - December 2017
Sea arrivals continued mainly to Lesvos and Samos, but decreased this month to 2,300 people. The majority came from Syria and Iraq, and 59% were women and children.
The situation remains difficult for asylum-seekers staying under unhygienic conditions in border reception centres. 178 people at high risk are hosted in UNHCR-rented hotels for the winter.
The Government accelerated transfers to the mainland and UNHCR supported some 3,200 asylum-seekers, mainly vulnerable or families authorized to move.