Number of stranded migrants and refugees on Lesvos falls under 3,000 for the first time

The number of migrants and refugees stranded on the island of Lesvos dropped, for the first time, under 3,000 according police figures.

On Friday, 2,999 migrants and refugees were recorded on the island of Lesvos from 5,591 that were recorded on January 1 2017.

According to official figures on Friday, 8,462 migrants and refugees that have sought asylum in Greece and their request has been not examined yet remained stranded on the northern Aegean islands. 3,754
were on Chios, 2,999 on Lesvos and 1,709 on Samos.

Moreover, 20 migrants, 18 men and two women, were readmitted to Turkey on Thursday according to EU-Turkey agreement.

Seven of them were Pakistani nationals, four from Bangladesh, five from Morocco and four from Algeria.