Mi­grant num­bers ris­ing daily

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The num­ber of refugees and other mi­grants trapped in Greece has grown in a day by about 5,000 to 57,458 af­ter of­fi­cials started count­ing peo­ple in a UN hous­ing pro­gramme. Most have been stuck in the coun­try since a se­ries of Balkan bor­der clo­sures stopped mi­gra­tory flows from Turkey to Europe. Greek im­mi­gra­tion of­fi­cials said that they started in­clud­ing in their daily re­ports 5,700 peo­ple in rented ac­com­mo­da­tion ar­ranged by the UN refugee agency for greater ac­cu­racy. The Balkan bor­der con­trols, and an agree­ment be­tween the EU and Turkey to re­turn mi­grants reach­ing Greece il­le­gally from the Turk­ish coast, have rad­i­cally re­duced mi­grant ar­rivals in

Greece.

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