EU Migration and Refugee Crisis: in Graphics
EUROPE, 7 Sep 2015
3 Sep 2015 – Asylum applications in Europe have surged this year – with numbers for Germany and Hungary already exceeding their totals for 2014. Altogether, 438,000 refugees had applied for asylum by the end of July – compared with 571,000 for the whole of last year.
According to figures from the UNHCR, Germany continues to be the most popular destination for migrants arriving in Europe. It has received the highest number of asylum applications, with more than 188,000 by the end of July 2015 – 15,416 more than in the whole of 2014.
But Hungary has moved into second place, as more migrants have tried to make the journey overland through Greece and the Western Balkans.
This article originally appeared on Transcend Media Service (TMS) on 7 Sep 2015.
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