As bad weather closes in, mi­grant flow picks up

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A rub­ber dinghy car­ry­ing a group of mi­grants reaches the eastern Aegean is­land of Lesvos on Satur­day as the sun rises. De­spite wors­en­ing weather con­di­tions over the week­end, refugees and mi­grants con­tin­ued to ar­rive on Greek is­lands. The num­ber of refugees reach­ing Greek is­lands has leapt to 7,000 a day from about 4,500 at the end of Septem­ber, prob­a­bly be­cause of fears the weather will worsen soon, the In­ter­na­tional Or­ga­ni­za­tion for Mi­gra­tion (IOM) said on Fri­day.

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