Migrants and refugees arriving on the island of Lesvos reached 12,726 in 2017

A total of 12,726 refugees and migrants arrived on the north Aegean island of Lesvos in 2017, according to figures given by the Moria Reception and Identification Centre statistics office. Of these, 40 pct were men, 24 pct were women and 36 pct were children aged under 18, while they originated in 64 different countries in Africa, Asia, South America and the Caribbean.

Of that number, 5,281 were Syrian nationals, 2,184 were from Afghanistan, 1,800 were Iraqis, 826 came from the Democratic Republic of Congo, 352 from Cameroon, 341 from Iran and 282 from Algeria. The remaining 1,660 came from 57 different states throughout the world, especially the occupied Palestinian territories (167), Morocco (166) and other countries in North Africa and the Middle East.