More migrants on the islands
The number of migrants and refugees trapped in reception centers on the Aegean islands due to delays in asylum-processing procedures and constant new arrivals has nudged up to the 10,000 mark, official data showed.
According to government figures, a total of 9,924 migrants are in centers on the the islands of the eastern Aegean.
On Lesvos, which remains on the front line of the migration crisis, there are 4,310, most staying at the Moria camp, where tensions have been running high in recent weeks because of cramped and poor conditions at the facility. On Chios, there are 1,950 migrants, on Samos 2,242 and on Kos 1,783.
In total, the official count puts 9,924 migrants in so-called hot spots on the Aegean islands. However, at least another 5,000 are believed to be living on the islands, some sleeping rough on squares and on beaches, others in occupied buildings.