A continuous flow of despair and fear. The new exodus comes from the Mediterranean Area and Africa, places ravaged by war and terrorism. In 2015, one million people have fled from horror to land on European shores. This number is four times higher compared to 2014, according to the International Organization for Migration, which has spread the report. Most refugees (455,000) come from Syria, the hottest front of the fight against jihad. A nation divided by civil war, which has become an easy prey for Isis. Syrians are followed by Afghans and Iraqis, also escaping from devastation.
Most of them have arrived by sea. Over 800 thousand departed from Turkey heading towards Greece. The IOM has also indicated that this year, 3,695 migrants have drowned or have gone missing. The record number was reached yesterday and the total number of arrivals is now 1,005,504. Refugees have entered mainly through six EU countries: Greece, Bulgaria, Italy, Spain, Malta and Cyprus.
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