New refugee arrivals

New refugee arrivals

Athens, January 4, 2016/Independent Balkan News Agency

By Olga Mavrou

At least 2,000 refugees  are expected to arrive today at Piraeus port, from Mytilene and Chios –another 700 refugees arrived earlier from Samos and Chios with other ships.

From New Years Eve up to now Greek coast guard has rescued 596 refugees and migrants in 13 separate cases off the coast of Mytilene, Chios, Agathonisi  and Kos. Unfortunately, the first dead refugees of 2016 was an underage boy.