Illegal immigrant and refugee flows down by 90% in Greece

The figures concern the past 3 months

The flow of illegal immigrants and refugees to Greece was down by 90% in the last quarter, while there was a 370% increase of transportation of aliens to the inland. There was also notable decongestion in the Reception & Identification Centres (KYT) on the Greek islands by 1/3, as well as a reduction of pending asylum applications by 29%, compared to January 1, 2020.

The decongestion of the islands of the North Aegean – month by month – is expanding as the total population in KYT and in all kinds of accommodation structures within 7 months decreased by 29.6% and in absolute numbers by 12,428 people.

In January 2020, the total number of residents in the 5 islands of the North Aegean was 42,007 people compared to last July when it was 29,579.

Arrivals to the North Aegean islands show a drop of 90% in the last quarter of 2020 (May, June, July), compared to the corresponding period of 2019.

Transportation in the last quarter of 2020 to the inland of Greece rose by 370% compared to the corresponding period of 2019, despite the difficulties encountered in transportation due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Specifically, 9,929 people were transported in the last three months of 2020, when last year in the corresponding period 2,114 were transported. From January to July 2020, 21,686 people were transported inland.