Refugee influx risks overwhelming Greek isles

 

Refugees on the Greek island of Kos. Photo UNHCR/S.Baltagiannis

Greece is struggling to cope with a huge influx of desperate refugees who've been arriving by sea from Turkey at a rate of 600 per day, the UN said Friday.

More than 42,000 people have made the Mediterranean crossing so far this year according to UN refugee agency UNHCR.

That's almost as many as in 2014 and with the arrival of summer – and easier sailing conditions – there are fears that the number is set to shoot up.

Daniel Johnson has more.

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