Stand By Me Lesvos

Moria nightmare |

According to UNHCR[3], the majority of refugees on Lesvos originates from Afghanistan (70%), Syria (13%), the Democratic Republic of Congo (4%) and Somalia (4%). These statistics show that the majority of population comes from countries with a high refugee profile. 42% of the population is children (7 out of 10 are below 12-years-old), females are 24 % of the population while males are 33 % and are aged 18-39.[4] Government announcements concerning the decongestion of the islands by the end of November 2019 proved to be plans without a realistic basis[5].


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