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On May 1, a boat which left from of Egypt with one hundred and forty seven exiles on bord is in trouble and sending out an SOS when it is between Malta and Greece. A tanker rescues and brings them in Greece.

On May 2, a boat carrying about sixty exiles launches SOS near the Greek island of Samos, located near the Turkish coast. The passengers were transferred to the mainland, Alexandroupolis.


On May 2 the bodies of two exiles are found in the delta of the Evros River at the border with Turkey. With the construction of a fence on a portion of the border and strengthening controls, exiles take more risks in crossing the river.


On May 5, two small boats were wrecked near the island of Samos. Thirty-nine people were rescued thirty-two died.