UN: More than 1 million refugees reached Greece since 2015

Greece has seen more than 1 million refugees arrive on its shores since the start of last year, the latest data by the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) shows.

UNHCR counted 856,723 refugees who reached Greece in 2015, mainly by crossing the sea from Turkey.

Since the start of 2016, a further 143,634 people came to the southern EU country, most of them aiming to travel on to Western Europe.

The majority of the refugees have fled from Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan.

Last update: Wed, 16/03/2016 - 18:48

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