1 Million Refugees Came To Europe By Boat In 2015 — Half Were Syrians
The U.N.'s number of refugees for 2015 is sobering, but 2016 could be better if Europe coordinates more on the crisis.By Jake Godin | December 30, 2015
Over 1 million migrants and refugees have come to Europe … by sea … in 2015 alone. That's a lot.
According to the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees, most came through Greece — about 850,000. The next highest number of refugee arrivals — 152,000 — were in Italy. Spain and Malta rounded off the rest with a little under 3,700 migrants and refugees entering those two countries.
About 3,700 went missing or died in 2015.