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Island of Lesbos struggles to cope with migrant influx

Police on the Greek island of Lesbos are reporting a big increase in the number of migrants.

They say 1,600 arrived on Saturday breaking all previous records. Many are believed to be fleeing the conflict in Syria.

The island's only detention facility is overwhelmed and a makeshift camp set up on an abandoned race track is also unable to cope.

Anna Holligan reports.

  • 06 Jul 2015
  • From the section Europe
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