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Europe Faces the Worst Migrant Crisis Since the Second World War

 

 

Refugee agency expects up to 3,000 people per day to cross Mediterranean to southern Europe despite efforts of Macedonian and Hungarian governments

Refugee agency expects up to 3,000 people per day to cross Mediterranean to southern Europe despite efforts of Macedonian and Hungarian governments

The UN’s refugee agency predicts that 3,000 migrants a day will arrive in Southern Europe until November as record numbers of people cross into Hungary. The United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) argues that the burden of Europe’s most severe refugee crisis since World War II should be shared by all EU member states through an equal redistribution asylum seekers. The UNHCR estimate that around 300,000 people have already crossed the Mediterranean this year – 181,500 to Greece and 108,500 to Italy.

 

A report in the UK’s Guardian newspaper explains that the latest bottleneck is in Hungary, “where refugees were continuing their journey north despite efforts by the government to stop them”.

 

Read the full article: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/aug/25/migrant-crisis-eu-united-nations-europe-hungary