Summary of the speech by UNHCR spokesperson Adrian Edwards. – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at the press briefing, on 9 June 2015, at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. In Greece, record numbers of refugees are continuing to arrive in rubber dinghies and wooden boats on Lesvos, straining the island's capacity, services and resources. Around 600 refugees, mainly from Syria, Afghanistan and Iraq, arrive every day in the Greek islands. Half of these are coming ashore in Lesvos. Arrivals there have grown from 737 in January and 1,002 in February, to 3,348 in March. Almost 5,000 arrived in April and over 7,200 in May.
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