The “Blue Star Chios”passenger car ferry will arrive in Lavrio port during the day carrying refugees and migrants from six islands in the eastern Aegean Sea. 724 migrants and refugees from Mytilene, 63 from the island of Chios and 39 from Samos boarded the ship. The “Blue Star Chios” will receive refugees and immigrants from Kos and Leros, then arrive in Lavrio.
All migrants and refugees will be transported by bus to the reception facilities. Overall, migrants will live in structures operating under the HELIOS program in cooperation with the Greek government and the International Organization for Migration.
The goal of the Department of Immigration and Asylum is to displace a total of 2,500 people from the city of Mytilene alone by the end of next week.