More Than Half a Million Migrants Have Entered Europe This Year


A new report from the European Union has revealed that over half a million migrants have entered Europe in 2016, 226,000 of them are in Germany.

The media and politicians across Europe have been downplaying the number of migrants coming into Germany and the European Union with many officials saying the numbers have slowed to a “trickle.” New information from the European Asylum Support Office (EASO) has destroyed any notion that the migrant crisis is coming to an end, claiming that the numbers for the first five months of 2016 exceed the first five months of 2015 Austria’sKronen Zeitung reports.

The EASO, in their newly released annual report Friday,  say that while the number of migrants has slowed from the highs of last summer the migrant crisis shows no signs of going away. According to the report in 2015 there were around 350,000 migrants entering the European union from January to May. In 2016 that number has grown drastically to over half a million people as the Balkan route shows signs of activity and record numbersof migrants cross from North Africa into Italy on a daily basis.

According to the data gathered by the agency Syrian nationals still make up the bulk of migrants entering the European Union with 28,056 coming in May alone. Along with Afghans and Iraqis they make up some 55 percent of all migrants entering Europe followed by Balkan migrants and Africans from places like Nigeria and Eritrea.

Unaccompanied minors seem to be predominately Afghans who make up 42 percent of all underage migrants with Somali’s coming second at only eight percent of the total. – READ MORE

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