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UNHCR: Greece Facing 'Unprecedented' Refugee Emergency

Greece is facing an “unprecedented” refugee emergency, as the number of refugees arriving in the Greek islands continues to rise, averaging 1,000 people daily, the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees said Friday. The UNHCR said that more than 77,000 people had arrived by sea in Greece as of July 3, 2015, attempting to escape armed conflicts and poverty in their countries of origin. Almost 60 percent were refugees from Syria. Others came from Afghanistan, Iraq, Eritrea and...

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