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Migrants continue to die in the

Mediterranean

August 2021 The Greek Coast Guard continues the Search and Rescue operation South off island on the weekend after a boat carrying migrants capsized and some 8 people are missing. 37 people have been rescued so far. for several people believed missing a day after a boat carrying dozens of migrants sank in high winds. The Coast Guard said three vessels were involved the SAR. A total of 37 people were rescued late Thursday, including one child and one woman, with some pulled from the sea and others from the sinking sailboat, the coast guard said. 32 of the rescued were reportedly taken with a tanker to Ierapetra and another 5 with a Super Puma helicopter to the island of Karpathos. According to survivors, there were a total of about 45 people on board the vessel. Refugee numbers drop The number of refugees and migrants on the island of Lesvos has dropped below 5,000 for the first time in 2016, the Migration Ministry said on Tuesday. In the figures released, the ministry said there are 4,994 people on the North Aegean island that bore the brunt of migration flows. Of these, 4,441 live in the temporary facilities of Kara Tepe, 134 are unaccompanied minors, 412 live in apartments under the Hestia plan, and 7 are detained by authorities. The ministry also released record-low numbers of people seeking asylum on the rest of the islands with refugee and migrant flows: 642 on Chios, 1,013 on Samos, 78 on Leros and 201 on Kos.
Greek Tribune Adelaide, South Australia
© 2021 Greek Community Tribune All Rights Reserved

Migrants continue to die in the

Mediterranean

August 2021 The Greek Coast Guard continues the Search and Rescue operation South off island on the weekend after a boat carrying migrants capsized and some 8 people are missing. 37 people have been rescued so far. for several people believed missing a day after a boat carrying dozens of migrants sank in high winds. The Coast Guard said three vessels were involved the SAR. A total of 37 people were rescued late Thursday, including one child and one woman, with some pulled from the sea and others from the sinking sailboat, the coast guard said. 32 of the rescued were reportedly taken with a tanker to Ierapetra and another 5 with a Super Puma helicopter to the island of Karpathos. According to survivors, there were a total of about 45 people on board the vessel. Refugee numbers drop The number of refugees and migrants on the island of Lesvos has dropped below 5,000 for the first time in 2016, the Migration Ministry said on Tuesday. In the figures released, the ministry said there are 4,994 people on the North Aegean island that bore the brunt of migration flows. Of these, 4,441 live in the temporary facilities of Kara Tepe, 134 are unaccompanied minors, 412 live in apartments under the Hestia plan, and 7 are detained by authorities. The ministry also released record-low numbers of people seeking asylum on the rest of the islands with refugee and migrant flows: 642 on Chios, 1,013 on Samos, 78 on Leros and 201 on Kos.
Greek Tribune
Adelaide, South Australia