Migrant inflows ease on islands of eastern Aegean

Migrant inflows ease on islands of eastern Aegean

The inflow of migrants and refugees from Turkey to Greece’s eastern Aegean islands has eased, the semi-official ANA-MPA news agency reported on Tuesday, saying that new arrivals are mostly restricted to nationals from Pakistan and North African countries.

According to the news agency, in the 24-hour period to 9 a.m. on Tuesday, a total of 80 people landed on Greece’s shores, a marked drop from the hundreds trying to enter the European Union daily before a deal with Turkey to curb inflows was put into effect at the start of the month.

Of these 80, 75 landed on Lesvos, four on Chios and one on Samos. There were no Syrians among them, officials told the ANA-MPA.

Police on the Aegean islands also said that the number of migrants and refugees currently being processed at official migrant centers, or hot spots, on Tuesday stood at: 3,577 at the Morias camp on Lesvos, 1,828 on Chios and 465 on Samos.

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