1 million migrants arrived in Europe in 2015 (UN)

1 million migrants arrived in Europe in 2015 (UN)

One million migrants and refugees arrived in Europe in 2015, according to the latest data from the United Nations (UN) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM).

In a joint statement on Tuesday, the UN and the IOM said that persecution, conflict and poverty had forced an “unprecedented” number of people to flee to Europe this year.

The vast majority of these people arrived by sea, with 972,500 having crossed the Mediterranean Sea as of December 21, according to UN figures. In addition, the IOM estimates that more than 34,000 people crossed from Turkey into Bulgaria and Greece by land in 2015…
AFP

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