In the last 24 hours, the Greek Coast Guard has carried out rescue and recovery operations of 72 migrants and refugees in three different incidents in the maritime areas of Alexandroupolis and Samos. At the same time another 133 migrants and refugees reached with dinghies the coasts of Lesvos, Chios and Samos in five different occasions.

The North Aegean Regional Council supports the decisions of the island’s city councils, which rejected the government’s proposal to establish large closed structures for the detention of migrants and refugees in Lesvos, Chios and Samos.