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Greece sends Frontex new request for assistance with inflow surge | News

Amid the recent surge in migrant flows to the islands of the eastern Aegean, the Greek coast guard has sent a new request – the second within three weeks – for additional assistance from Frontex, the European Border and Coast Guard Agency, according to sources.

More specifically, Greece has asked Frontex to provide state-of-the-art monitoring equipment – mainly radars and thermal cameras.

In the meantime, the Greek coast guard has deployed more than 50 vessels and 1,300 officers in the Aegean as part of an operational plan by the Shipping Ministry that took effect last week.


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