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5 October 2015

Greece, 2015: A woman refugee hugs a volunteer upon reaching shore on the island of Lesbos, in the North Aegean region. She is among the nearly 530,000 refugees and migrants who have arrived in Europe by sea in 2015. Greece remains the largest single entry point by far for refugees and migrants crossing the dangerous Mediterranean Sea to find safe haven in Europe. Since the start of the year, 396,500 people have entered the country by sea –– more than 153,000 of them in September alone.

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