Three Billion Euro later and Migrant arrivals in Europe by sea still average over 1,700 per day.(IOM).
The period also saw the year’s first fatalities in the Mediterranean between Libya and Italy, a route that took the lives of almost 3,000 migrants and refugees in 2015.
Total fatalities recorded for migrants and refugees in the region were 59 through the year’s first two weeks, not including at least 11 people killed in two bus crashes in Turkey last week. Authorities believe the victims were customers of smugglers supervising their journey to launching points on Turkey’s coast.
At this rate it would mean 620,000 new asylum seekers in 2016, but the rate will probably increase once Spring and Summer comes.
And then there's the so far unknown number of Agreed upon by the EU leadership and Turkey?
Hmmm........Another One million total for sure.
💥 Hungary's prime minister says there is a "semi-secret agreement" to resettle up to 500,000 Syrian refugees in the #EU from #Turkey"— Hasan Sari (@HasanSari7) December 2, 2015