In 2021, a total of 1,316 refugees and migrants arrived in Greece by sea. The majority are from Afghanistan (45%),
Somalia (24%) and the Democratic Republic of Congo (10%). More than half of the population are women (26%) and children (34%), while 40% are men.
Arrivals in June, at 77 decreased in comparison to May when 158 people had arrived on the islands. Arrivals during 2021 are 84% lower than those in 2020.
Lesvos received the majority (83%) of all new arrivals, during 2021, followed by Dodecanese islands (9%), Chios (6%) and Samos (2%).