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Refugee Crisis | Record Number of Refugees Entered Europe


The International Organization for Migration (IOM) announced today that a record breaking number of 473,887 refugees and migrants have fled so far this year into Europe mostly by crossing the Mediterranean. It is estimated that about 182,000 are Syrians.

The number of people that fled from Syria amount to nearly 40% of the total number of refugees and immigrants who have arrived so far this year in Europe showing the davastating effects of that country which is plagued by war, the IOM has stated .

The international organization also notes that the total number of refugees and immigrants has increased by nearly 9,000 from the last data it had released on Tuesday.

Today a slowdown is observed of refugees and migrants arriving in Europe but also states that during last Tuesday it had announced an increase by more than 32,000 compared with the previous Friday