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One million migrants reach Europe in 2015: UN

New figures jointly released by UNHCR and the International Organization for Migration listed migrant arrivals in six European countries since January 1, with the vast majority -- 821,008 -- landing in GreeceMore than one million migrants and refugees reached Europe this year, including over 970,000 who made the dangerous journey across the Mediterranean, the UN refugee agency said Tuesday. About half were Syrians fleeing the country’s brutal civil war, according to the new figures released by the UNHCR and the International Organization for Migration. “The number of people displaced by war and conflict is the highest seen in Western and Central Europe since the 1990s,” the UNHCR said, referring to the conflicts in the former Yugoslavia that decade.

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