Number of Migrants Entering Europe in 2015 Passes One Million

December 22, 2015 11:08 AM

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Number of Migrants Entering Europe in 2015 Passes One Million

LONDON — The number of migrants and refugees who have entered Europe by sea and land this year has passed the one million mark, a long expected but symbolically significant capstone to a year in which displaced people have flocked to the Continent in historic proportions.

The huge influx — the largest movement of people on the Continent since World War II — has strained the resources of Germany, which has been the ultimate destination for most of the migrants; prompted a right-wing backlash there and across Europe; and exposed the European Union’s inability to coordi...

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