Migrants: EESC report reveals real scale of crisis

March 23, 2016
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The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) published, on Wednesday 16 March 2016, a report which “reveals the real scale of the crisis of the migrants”, the EESC said in a press release. 
“Persecution, conflict and poverty drove more than one million people to seek safety in Europe last year. Significant numbers went missing or died (most drowned) making the arduous journey. The majority who reached Europe made their way across the Mediterranean, arriving mainly in Greece and Italy. For those who survived, arrival in Europe has rarely meant the end of suffering and harsh conditions”, the statement said.
This report is the results of 11 fact-finding country visits and more than 180 meetings with civil society organisations active in the field.

Countries covered:

  • Algeria
  • Egypt
  • Israel
  • Jordan
  • Lebanon
  • Libya
  • Morocco
  • Palestine *
  • Syria *
  • Tunisia