More Than 100,000 Refugees and Migrants Have Reached Greece, Italy this Year


More than 100,000 refugees and migrants have reached the shores of Greece and Italy this year, according to data that was released by the International Organization for Migration (DOM).

Among these numbers, 97,325 people reached the Greek islands and 7,507 have reached Italy, according to the DOM report that was published in Geneva.

“More than 410 refugees and migrants have lost their lives during this period, with the route from the Eastern Mediterranean between Turkey and Greece, being one of the deadliest, with 321 deaths,” according to DOM.

Greek authorities say that the majority were Syrians, Afghans, Iraqis, Iranians and Pakistanis. Others were from Morocco, Bangladesh and Somalia