More than 135,000 refugees and migrants entered Europe in the first half of 2015
- According to the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees, the number is an 80% increase from the same period in 2014.
- More than 1,000 enter the continent each day via the western Balkans alone, now the biggest point of entry.
- Syria accounted for the largest number of refugees at 44,000, followed by Eritrea and Afghanistan.
“As arrivals increase, the reception capacity and conditions remain seriously inadequate. … This is a regional problem that needs a regional response and regional solidarity.”
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