Refugees fall into the sea after their dinghy deflated some 100m away before reaching the Greek island of Lesbos on 13 September. Photo: Reuters
Over 160 Palestinian refugees from Syria have landed on Greece islands over October and November 2019, the Action-Group for Palestinian of Syria (AGPS), headquartered in London, has reported.
According to the group, at least 160 Palestinian refugees disembarked on Greek islands on the Aegean coast, including Mytilene, Samos, Kos, Chios, Symi, and Leros.
Thousands of Palestinian young men and displaced families have also headed for neighboring Turkey, seeking better living conditions and livelihoods, added the rights group.
AGPS said that Palestinian refugees from Syria and other war-stricken zones continue to risk their lives onboard the “death boats” to Greece, rummaging around for a momentary respite from the daily scenes of bloodshed and destruction.
AGPS has kept record of the death of dozens of refugees onboard Greece-bound ships. Several others have been arrested by Turkish coast guards.