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More than 51,000 refugees and migrants throughout the country

The Ministry of Migration Policy will distribute to refugees and migrants leaflets that will explain the reasons why they should move out of Piraeus Port.  More than 5 thousand 7 hundred are still stranded at OLP premises, staying in around 11 hundred tents.

The Ministry wants to move them to other shelters, in Eleonas, central Athens, at Skaramagas and at Killini tourist center in the Peloponese. These shelters have a capacity to accommodate more than 6 thousand persons.

In the meantime, clashes between Iraqi and Afgan refugees occurred at Chios Island hotspot last night. According to local media, several persons were injured or stabbed.

Greek-FYROM borders

Police clashed with some 300 migrants at the Greek border with FYROM on Tuesday, as protests gathered steam and thousands ignored government orders to move to organized shelters, DW reports.
 Young migrants threw rocks and shoved riot police, who then withdrew from the area without making any arrests, authorities said.
 Protesters have blocked rail tracks for the past eight days, demanding that FYROM reopens its border with Greece. FYROM has said it will keep the border closed to all migrants until at least the end of the year.
 Around 12,000 people are still camped out in miserable conditions near the village of Idomeni on the Greek-FYROM border, despite daily calls by the Greek government to move to nearby shelters built by the army.
 Meanwhile, the European Union said the numbers of migrants leaving Turkey for Greece has dropped sharply over the last week.
 “Less than 1,000 people arrived last week, compared to average arrivals of 2,000 a day in previous weeks,” EU Commission spokeswoman Natasha Bertaud said.

According to an agreement recently struck between the EU and Turkey, Ankara is supposed to stop migrants from sailing for Europe and take back all people from Greece who do not qualify for asylum. For every migrant returned, the EU has pledged to resettle one from a Turkish refugee camp.