Greece News Weekly

Migrants arriving from Turkey, sleep on the streets on Greece’s Symi

The problem of the increasing migrant flows from Turkey to European shores was recently highlighted by the local authorities of the island of Symi.

Symi is a small, picturesque island in the Dodecanese archipelago, that doesn’t have any facilities to accommodate refugees and migrants, who illegally arrive from the opposite Turkish coast.

Thus, most of them have nowhere to go when they set foot on the small Greek island.

Scenes of people sleeping and living on the streets have become pretty common on Symi over the last several days, raising concerns about what might happen in the near future.

For this reason, the mayor of the island and other island officials have asked that the Greek authorities take care of the migrants, by transferring them to organized facilities on other islands or the country’s mainland.