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Arrivals of refugees in three Greek islands hit new record in last 24 hours

Arrivals of refugees in three Greek islands hit new record in last 24 hours

Arrivals of refugees and migrants to three Greek islands of the northern Aegean broke a new record in the last 24 hours reaching 9,763, police announced on Monday.

Starting from Sunday morning until Monday morning, more than 5,000 people arrived in Lesvos, about 2,500 crossed to Chios and another 1,500 reached Samos, according to police data.

The new arrivals in Lesvos were added to the about 6,500 refugees and migrants already on the island who wait to be identified and processed by local authorities so that they can continue their journey to the mainland.

Authorities said the situation at the Registration Centre of Moria is difficult as the available infrastructure is still insufficient to respond to such large numbers of arrivals.