Coast Guard: Α total of 847,863 refugees landed on Greek islands in 2015

The Coast Guard has released its official figures on refugee arrivals in Greece in 2015 and announced that a total of 847,863 landed on Greek islands, primarily from Turkey.

In October alone there were 211,596 refugee arrivals, while in December the Coast Guard rescued a total of 108,742 refugees and arrested 55 human traffickers.

The majority of refugees who arrived in Greece are Syrian nationals. Additionally, the Coast Guard announced that it arrest 481 human traffickers in 2015.