Peak in in­flux of mi­grants

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The num­ber of un­doc­u­mented mi­grants land­ing on the Aegean is­lands from neigh­bor­ing Tur­key has peaked in re­cent days as the weather im­proves with 205 peo­ple ar­riv­ing be­tween Wed­nes­day morn­ing and yes­ter­day morn­ing, ac­cord­ing to gov­ern­ment fig­ures.

A to­tal of 121 landed on Chios, 46 on Lesvos and 38 on Samos. The new ar­rivals join thou­sands of mi­grants in al­ready over­crowded re­cep­tion cen­ters. The sit­u­a­tion on Chios is par­tic­u­larly tense as the is­land has be­come the lat­est fa­vored en­try point for hu­man smug­glers. Res­i­dents and en­trepreneurs are seek­ing com­pen­sa­tion for dam­age they say they have suf­fered due to the pres­ence of mi­grants on their is­land.

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