Greece: 28,260 migrants arrived on islands within 20 days

20 July, 17:37

    (ANSAmed) - ATHENS, JULY 21 - Between June 23 and July 12, 2015, a total 28,260 illegal immigrants disembarked on Greek islands in the Aegean Sea, GreekReporter website write quoting an OnAlert article claiming that 4,266 new immigrants arrived at various Greek islands over the past weekend alone. It stated that the Greek Navy has spent five million euros due to its increased efforts to find boats that are smuggling illegal immigrants and its success rate has increased by 40%. Sources within the Navy said that frustration with Europe's indifference to the situation is growing. Despite the Navy's increased effectiveness, their mission is still challenging because at the sight of authorities, immigrant smugglers throw the immigrants into the sea. A United Nations report released in late June had found that between January and the end of June, Greece had the most seaborne immigrants and refugees out of all the European countries. (ANSAmed).

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