German newspaper: Rise of the proportion of refugees to European countries in “2018” compared to last year
The proportion of refugees from Turkey to European countries increased significantly in 2018, compared to last year, according to the “German newspaper”.
In a report to the newspaper on Saturday, September 29, the number of refugees from Turkey to European countries recorded 38,687 refugees from the beginning of the year until September, an increase of 43% over the same period of 2017, according to the German website.
The statistics were based on an internal report of the European Commission, noting that the number of Turks constitutes 54% of the proportion of refugees to Europe in 2018, according to the newspaper.
According to the report published by the German newspaper, 36423 people of those numbers came from Turkey to Greece, including 12147 refugees crossed the road.
She pointed out that about 1965 people arrived in Italy, 310 arrived in Bulgaria and Cyprus, starting from Turkey, while counted 4,500 people from among those who arrived in European countries with Turkish nationality.
For the Greek islands, which are the first group of refugees from Turkey in preparation for entry into other European countries, the report counted 20,258 refugees in the Greek islands.
He pointed out that the capacity of these centers located on the territory of Greece, estimated at 9500 people, with a lack of health care and service, in reference to the shortfall on these centers, according to the report.
The number of migrants arriving on European coasts declined by 43 per cent in 2017, compared to 2016, and after a major wave of asylum of 1.26 million in 2015.
The European Union has seen a steady flow of migrants and asylum seekers by land and sea for decades, but since 2015, Europe has seen an “unprecedented” wave of asylum with more than 1.3 million refugees, mostly Syrians, Iraqis and Afghans.
The number of Syrian refugees who applied for asylum to European countries is estimated at 650,000 Syrians, of which 520,000 were approved, according to the Pew Research Center in October.
Migrants and asylum seekers often travel by sea to Europe, some traveling by land, just before EU countries tighten their borders.