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PEW Research: Number of Refugees to Europe Surges to Record 1.3 Million in 2015
Recent wave accounts for about one-in-ten asylum applications since 1985
A record 1.3 million migrants applied for asylum in the 28 member states of the European Union, Norway and Switzerland in 2015 – nearly double the previous high water mark of roughly 700,000 that was set in 1992 after the fall of the Iron Curtain and the collapse of the Soviet Union, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of data from Eurostat, the European Union’s statistical agency.
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WNU Editor: 4,000 migrants have drowned this year trying to cross the Mediterranean .... but the flow of refugees continues. But what is shocking about this influx is this .... Pew Survey: 42% of Europe’s Refugees in 2015 Were Young Men (Heat Street). So much for the media narrative and numerous videos of families and young children trying to flee to Europe. See tweet below
Demography for asylum seeker's in Europe: Young and male https://t.co/7NlRf2hK1Z pic.twitter.com/25nTE8PsRn— PewResearch Global (@pewglobal) August 3, 2016