The UN called on the European Union to resettle an additional 120 thousand migrants

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

The United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) called on the European Union on Tuesday to agree to the resettlement of an additional 120 thousand migrants - a total of 240 thousand.

Spokesperson for the UN Agency Melissa Fleming pointed out in Geneva that 480 thousand people arrived in Europe with boats alone, and an average of six thousand arriving daily to make up for the 120 thousand in 20 days.

She said the quota system wouldn't stabilize the situation. The spokesperson urged the EU to urgently set up reception centers in Greece, where tens of thousands of people arrive daily - mainly Syrian refugees from Turkey.

Fleming called the Tuesday's meeting of the EU ministers of justice and home affairs as well as the Wednesday's meeting of the Council of Europe "vitally important."

These meetings will provide last opportunity for the European Union to deal with the migration crisis.

(MTI –


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