Island of Lesbos, North Aegean

Lesbos Reception and Identification Centre (formerly First Reception Centre)

Status

Closed/ceased migrant detention

2020

Type: Secure reception centre (Administrative)

Custodial Authority: Not Available

Management: Reception and Identification Service (Governmental)

Detains: Reception and Identification Centre

Capacity Reported population Deaths at facility
10000
7172

2020

Yes
Greece

31,126

Immigration detainees (2018)

6,290

Estimated detention capacity (2013)

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MANAGEMENT & BUDGET

Facility type

Category Filter Administrative

Type Secure reception centre

2016
National typology

Name Reception and Identification Centre

2016
Operating Period

Year of Entry 2015

Year Ceased

2016

Year of Entry Unknown

Year Ceased 2009

Center Status

Status Closed/ceased migrant detention

2020

Status In use

2020

Status In use

2019
Management

Name Reception and Identification Service

Type Governmental

2016

Name First Reception Service

Type Governmental

2013

STATISTICS & DATA

Capacity (specialised immigration facility)

Type Standard capacity

Capacity 10000

2020

Type Standard capacity

Capacity 2757

2020

Type Standard capacity

Capacity 1500

2017

Type Standard capacity

Capacity 150

2013
Reported Population (day)

Number 7172

2020

Number 13000

2020

Number 16437

2020
Reports of Overpopulation

Reported Overpopulation Yes

2020
Detention Timeframe (long, medium, short)

Length Long-term (more than 20 days)

2017
Reports of Deaths

Reported deaths? Yes

2018

CONDITIONS & REGIME

Inadequate conditions

Detention Centre inadequate condition Overcrowding

2016

Detention Centre inadequate condition Food provision

2016
External Security Regime

Security Level Non-secure

2016

Security Level Secure

2016
Mistreatment Reports

Mistreatment Complaints Yes

2018