Coast Guard officers rescue 34 migrants off Lesvos


Coast Guard officers rescued 34 migrants from a dinghy spotted off the coast of Lesvos on Monday following a weekend that saw virtually zero arrivals to the island.

The migrants were transferred to the island's reception center at Moria.

The influx of migrants into Greece has picked up since July 15 following a failed coup in neighboring Turkey.

A total of 3,559 migrants are in camps on Lesvos with another 2,598 on Chios and 1,035 on Samos.