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A migrant family comes ashore in Lesvos

MYTILENE, 9 June 2015 (IRIN) - Greece is fast catching up with Italy as the main entry point into Europe for migrants and asylum-seekers.

An average of 600 a day are now coming ashore in the eastern Aegean and a total of 42,000 have arrived so far in 2015, a six-fold increase on last year.

IRIN visited the island of Lesvos where rubber dinghies carrying asylum seekers, mainly from Syria, are coming ashore every day and the...

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