2,700 people arrived by sea and land this month, and a total of 35,200 this year.

The winter conditions, the overcrowding of reception centres and the inability of services to respond to the needs led to extremely poor hygiene, increased security and protection risks on the islands.

The Government with UNHCR support accelerated efforts, transferring 3,195 people authorized to the mainland state-run sites, temporarily used hotels, and UNHCR’s rented housing. The latter, provides 22,000 places through municipalities and NGOs.

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