More migrants, refugees reach eastern Aegean islands


Migrants and refugees arriving on the eastern Aegean island of Lesvos last week came to 270 people, the Greek ANA-MPA news agency reported on Sunday. The figure represented those who reached the island from Tuesday to Sunday. On the island of Chios, arrivals reached 84 people, while only three arrived on the island of Samos, during the same period.

The number of migrants and refugees stranded on Lesvos under a EU-Turkey deal came to 2,960 people, while 2,480 people remained on Chios and 1,059 on Samos, the agency said.

According to the news agency, 6,499 migrants and refugees had applied for asylum.