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Greece: First refugees arrive at hotspot on Chios island01:24

Greece: First refugees arrive at hotspot on Chios island

Greece, Chios
February 17, 2016 at 01:30 GMT +00:00 · Published

The first 70 refugees were transferred to Chalkios refugee hotspot on the Greek island of Chios, Tuesday.

On arrival, members of the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) distributed bracelets to the refugees bearing an identification number for every person. The migrants were asked to give their personal information to officials, which is reportedly stored in a European database to check those registering in Europe for links to criminal or militant groups.

The hotspot is using the premises of a former factory, which has the capacity to accommodate almost 2,000 people. Members of the local community have voiced concerns over the flow of refugees into the island ahead of busy summer season. Reports say that refugee arrivals during summer might reach up to 3,000 people per day.

Greece: First refugees arrive at hotspot on Chios island01:24
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The first 70 refugees were transferred to Chalkios refugee hotspot on the Greek island of Chios, Tuesday.

On arrival, members of the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) distributed bracelets to the refugees bearing an identification number for every person. The migrants were asked to give their personal information to officials, which is reportedly stored in a European database to check those registering in Europe for links to criminal or militant groups.

The hotspot is using the premises of a former factory, which has the capacity to accommodate almost 2,000 people. Members of the local community have voiced concerns over the flow of refugees into the island ahead of busy summer season. Reports say that refugee arrivals during summer might reach up to 3,000 people per day.

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