Mediterranean Crisis 2015 at six months: refugee and migrant numbers highest on record
The large majority of the record 137,000 people who crossed the Mediterranean Sea into Europe during the first six months of 2015 were fleeing from war, conflict or persecution, making the Mediterranean crisis primarily a refugee crisis, a UNHCR report released on 1 July 2015 concludes.
Sources: UNHCR, UNifeed
Production: Italy - 21 April & 16 June 2015, Greece - 13 June 2015
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