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UNHCR: 1.4 Million Asylum-Seekers to Reach Europe in 2015, 2016

The U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees says 700,000 asylum-seekers will reach Europe via the Mediterranean this year and it projected that approximately the same number will arrive in 2016. The UNHCR almost doubled the estimate of the migrant and refugee influx into Europe in 2015. It also appealed for $128 million in donations to cope with the refugee crisis, a much higher sum than the $30.5 million it requested last month. The agency said more than 520,000 people, more than half...

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