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UNHCR Aegean Islands Factsheet - November 2017

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Sea arrivals continued mainly to Lesvos and Chios, but decreased this month to 3,200 people. The majority came from Syria and Iraq, and 62% were women and children.

Amid dropping temperatures tensions amplified and living conditions further deteriorated for asylum-seekers in border reception centres with limited access to services.

The Government intensified transfers to the mainland and UNHCR supported some 2,130 asylum-seekers, mainly vulnerable or families authorized to move.