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Greece: Undocumented migrants continue to arrive on island of Samos01:05

Greece: Undocumented migrants continue to arrive on island of Samos

Greece, Samos
August 3, 2015 at 12:57 GMT +00:00 · Published

A small boat carrying dozens of immigrants arrived to the coast of the Greek island of Samos, Monday, where the emergency services helped them ashore before being taken into a refugee centre.

Greece has replaced Italy as principal European gateway for migrants as the number of them arriving on Greek shores soared by 408% over the first six months of 2015 compared with the same period last year, according to UNHCR. Local authorities on Samos have warned that they are unable to deal with the number of migrants arriving on the islands.

According to Greek authorities, the islands of Lesbos, Chios, Kos and Samos are also accepting and dealing with a much larger number of migrants than ever before.

Greece: Undocumented migrants continue to arrive on island of Samos01:05
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A small boat carrying dozens of immigrants arrived to the coast of the Greek island of Samos, Monday, where the emergency services helped them ashore before being taken into a refugee centre.

Greece has replaced Italy as principal European gateway for migrants as the number of them arriving on Greek shores soared by 408% over the first six months of 2015 compared with the same period last year, according to UNHCR. Local authorities on Samos have warned that they are unable to deal with the number of migrants arriving on the islands.

According to Greek authorities, the islands of Lesbos, Chios, Kos and Samos are also accepting and dealing with a much larger number of migrants than ever before.

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