Refugee arrivals in Greece drop 90% as Syrians remain stuck in Turkey
The number of refugees arriving in Greece has dropped by 90% in April from the previous month as a result of the EU-Turkey agreement, EU border agency Frontex has said.
Fewer than 2,700 people entered the Greek islands in April, with Syrians accounting for the majority of asylum-seekers trying to get into Europe.
Frontex chief Fabrice Leggeri said that “the drop in the number of arrivals on the Greek islands was dramatic.”
Under the deal with Turkey, all refugees who cross to Greece illegally across the sea, including Syrians, are sent back. Read more…