Over 1,200 Migrants and Refugees Arrived on the Northern Aegean Islands in October

Over 1,200 migrants and refugees have arrived on the northern Aegean islands in the first 10 days of October.

There were 1,005 new arrivals recorded at the hotspots on Lesvos, Chios and Samos, while 44 new arrivals on Lesvos and 155 on Chios have further been reported on Tuesday.

In the same period the Turkish coast guard announced that it had located 17 incidents involving dinghies with migrants and refugees on board, that had attempted to reach the Greek waters. 697 people were returned back to Turkey.

(Source: AMNA)