According to the agency, the number includes 5,700 migrants housed in the UN refugee agency-provided accommodation. Those people had previously been excluded from the daily reports.

 

Greece is one of the most popular transit routes used by refugees from Middle East and Northern Africa to reach perceived as prosperous Northern and Central Europe. More than 1.8 million migrants arrived in the European Union in 2015, according to the EU border agency Frontex.

 

 

 

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