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Number of migrants reaching Europe this year passes 1 million

December 23, 2015

The number of migrants who have entered Europe by sea and land this year has passed 1 million, the International Organization for Migration said Tuesday.

It said that as of Monday, taking into account the latest updates, there had been 1,005,504 “irregular arrivals” into Europe in 2015.

The figures show that the vast majority — 971,289 — have come by sea over the Mediterranean. Another 34,215 have crossed from Turkey into Bulgaria and Greece by land.

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