Refugees and migrants continue to arrive on the Aegean islands

Fourty three refugees were rescued late Monday by a Frontex patrol vessel in the sea region southeast of Samos island. Strong winds were blowing in the area.

A total of 273 migrants and refugees arrived on the Greek islands in the last four days (Friday to Tuesday morning, 158 of them reached the coasts of Samos, 111 arrived on Lesvos and only four on the island of Chios.

According to police, the number of persons that have sought asylum and are stranded on the Aegean islands reached 11,372 on Tuesday. (5,324 on Lesvos, 4,126 on Chios and 1,922 on Sa