Greek Island Saw 12,700 Refugees, Migrants in 2017

The Aegean island of Lesvos saw over 12,700 people from 64 countries registered at its reception center in 2017, new official figures state.

With Syrians, Afghans and Iraqis making up the bulk of arrivals, 36 percent of the incomers were minors.

Both Greek and international NGOs have repeatedly warned that conditions in such camps are unsuitable for children, particularly unaccompanied minors.

Moria camp — the scene of frequent unrest amid difficult conditions for refugees and migrants — also took in people from Congo, Cameroon, Iran and Algeria.



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