- Four migrants drowned off the Greek island of Lesbos.
- Eighteen other migrants were rescued.
- Greece is a major entry point for migrants and refugees.
The coast guard reported on Monday that four migrants who were attempting to cross the sea from nearby Turkey drowned off the Greek island of Lesbos and that 18 others were rescued.
The coast guard withheld additional information.
One of the main entry sites into the European Union for migrants and refugees fleeing war and poverty in the Middle East, Africa, and Asia is Greece.
According to estimates from the UNHCR, roughly 12,000 of the more than 15,600 migrants who arrived in Greece this year did so by sea.
A fishing boat carrying hundreds of people sank in international waters off Greece in June while it was sailing from Libya to Italy.
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