So far in 2018, a total of 27,492 refugees and migrants arrived in Greece by sea. The majority are from Syria (27%), Afghanistan (25%) and Iraq (19%). More than half of the population are women (24%) and children (37%), while 40% are men.
Arrivals in October 2018, at 4,073 increased in comparison to September, when 3,960 people arrived on the islands.
Arrivals during the first ten months of 2018 are 14% higher than those of the same period in 2017.
Lesvos has received almost half (49%) of all new arrivals, during the first ten months of 2018, followed by Samos (24%), Dodecanese islands (15%) and Chios (12%).