Jul 01, 2015

Record 137,000 refugees, migrants crossed Mediterranean this year: UN - Worldnews.com

A record 137,000 people made the perilous journey across the Mediterranean to Europe in the first half of 2015, most of them fleeing war, conflict and persecution, the United Nations said Wednesday. "Europe is living through a maritime refugee crisis of historic proportions," the UN refugee agency warned in a report, adding that the number of people making the crossing swelled 83 percent in the...

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