Greek Migration Ministry: Migration Flows Reduced by 91% in May

ATHENS – Migration flows were down 91 pct in May compared with the same period last year, according to a migration and asylum ministry announcement on Thursday.

On four islands (Chios, Samos, Leros, Kos) there were no arrivals in May.

Regarding the transfers of asylum-seekers to the mainland, the ministry reported that 13,728 were moved since the start of the year, while the number of residents at the island Reception and Identification Centers has decreased by 16.1 pct and the total number resident on the islands has fallen by 14.17 pct.

Also, 13 voluntary departures were carried out through IOM, while the EU-Turkey Agreement on the readmission of persons residing without a permit has been temporarily suspended for reasons of public health.

In May, 6,264 first-degree asylum decisions were issued and 2,030 appeals were examined. The asylum applications still pending are now down to 99,936 from 105,501 in April and 126,181 in January 2020.



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