Update on Immigrant situation in Greece Aegean Islands.
Greece Aegean Islands Weekly Snapshot: 14 – 20 October 2019
This week, 2,214 people arrived on the Aegean islands, an increase from last week’s 1,649 arrivals and from last year’s 1,191 arrivals during the same period.
The average daily arrivals this week equalled 316, compared to 236 in the previous week.
Population on the Islands
Some 33,700 refugees and migrants reside on the Aegean islands. The majority of the population on the Aegean islands are from Afghanistan (37%), Syria (18%) and the Democratic Republic of Congo (8%).
Women account for 21% of the population and children for 35%, of whom nearly 6 out of 10 are younger than 12 years old.
Approximately 18% of the children are unaccompanied or separated, mainly from Afghanistan.
Some 39% are men between 18 and 39 years old.
Source >> https://reliefweb.int/report/greece/greece-aegean-islands-weekly-snapshot-14-20-october-2019