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Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Frontex Estimates More than a Million Migrants Have Arrived in Europe

Brussels, Nov 11.- The EU External Borders Agency (Frontex) brought today to 1,2 million the number of undocumented migrants who have arrived in Europe from January to October 2015.

This number is higher than that estimated in a report released by the International Organization for Migration (OIM), according to which 800,000 undocumented people have entered in the first 10 months of the year.

However, Frontex specified that apparently part of those migrants were counted twice, which could explain the difference, at least to some extent.

Despite the difference between the numbers, the OIM and Frontex agree on the mass arrival registered this year, in the context of this refugee crisis that has been considered as the worst of its kind since World War II.

They also indicate that most of migrants and refugees come from countries affected by the war such as Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan. Frontex pointed out that Syrian citizen have continued to be the largest share of arrivals, but the number of Afghans had been significantly increased in October.(Prensa Latina)