A total of 178 refugees left Lesvos on Tuesday by ferry for Piraeus, to move into housing on the mainland while their asylum applications are being processed.

All of the refugees belong to socially vulnerable groups such as large families and single women.

Excluding the above, there are currently 5,125 individuals at the Moria hotspot, or 7,172 in total on Lesvos island.

Chios has another 1,457 refugees and migrants and Samos another 2,650.