More Than 1 Million Migrants And Refugees Enter Europe In 2015: IOM

December 22, 2015 2:24 PM

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More Than 1 Million Migrants And Refugees Enter Europe In 2015: IOM

The symbolic milestone is driven by war, poverty and persecution in the Middle East and Africa.

The IOM compiles the numbers from government records in Greece, Italy, Bulgaria, Spain, Malta and Cyprus, spokesman Joel Millman said. He noted that the real number of people entering Europe may be even larger, because authorities are struggling to track all arrivals given the sheer volume.

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