Mi­grants taken to safety on Lesvos

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Mi­grants are helped off a ves­sel at the port of Myti­lene on the Aegean is­land of Lesvos on Satur­day. The boat is part of the mis­sion in the area over­seen by Euro­pean Union bor­der agency Fron­tex. Ac­cord­ing to the most re­cent fig­ures pro­vided by the UNHCR for July, there have been 940 ar­rivals by sea this month. This is a dra­matic drop com­pared to last year, when al­most 55,000 refugees reached the Greek is­land in July alone. Greek of­fi­cials are con­cerned, though, that the re­cent tur­moil in Turkey may lead to num­bers ris­ing again.

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