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Greek PM, Austrain chancellor touring refugee camps on Lesvos

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Austrian Chancellor Werner Faymann has arrived on the eastern Aegean island of Lesvos with Greece's prime minister to see the impact of the refugee crisis and to examine facilities set up to handle the thousands of people who arrive daily.

Faymann and Greece's Alexis Tsipras went to the island's main port Tuesday, where a ferry was preparing to take about 2,500 people to Athens. They were later to tour a reception center set up to register and process arriving refugees and migrants.

About 400,000 people have reached Greece so far this year, most in small overcrowded boats from the nearby Turkish coast. Most arrive on Lesvos.

[AP]