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Greece Sees Increase in Refugee and Migrants Flows

ATHENS – The flow of arrivals of migrants and refugees in the first five months of 2022 has increased by 36 pct compared to a year earlier, while at the same time the number of resident asylum seekers shows a significant decrease compared to 2021, according to migration and asylum ministry figures.

These show that the flow of arrivals in the first five months of 2022 has increased by 36 pct overall compared to a year earlier, rising 53 pct in the islands and 26 pct at the Evros land border.

Flows in May 2022 increased by 96 pct compared to the same month of 2021.

In May 2022, there were 8,699 arrivals of Ukrainians, of whom 19 pct are minors. Arrivals of Ukrainians were up 12 pct from a month earlier. In total, since the start of the war in Ukraine and until May 31, 32,589 Ukrainians have arrived in Greece, 16,237 electronic applications for temporary protection have been submitted and 14,764 permits have been issued.

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O oceanic you sing and sail White on your body and yellow on your chimeneas For you're tired of the filthy waters of the harbors You who loved the distant Sporades You who lifted the tallest flags You who sail clear through the most dangerous caves Hail to you who let yourself be charmed by the sirens Hail to you for never having been afraid of the Symplegades (Andreas Empeirikos)   What traveler has not been fascinated by the Greek islands, drawn by the Sirens’ song of a traveler’s dreams? TNH and our video show ‘Mission’ marked the change of the season by transporting viewers into the heart of summer.

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