Millions of Marauding Migrants
So far this year, nearly 340,000 people in these circumstances have crossed Europe‘s borders. A large number, for sure, but still only 0.045 percent of Europe’s total population of 740 million.
Contrast that with Turkey, which hosts 1.8 million refugees from Syria alone. Lebanon, in which there are more than one million Syrians. Even Iraq, struggling with a war of its own, is home to more than 200,000 people who have fled its neighbour.
: UK Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, The Rt Hon Philip Hammond
(Former Secretary of State for Defense until 2014).
: Harland Quarrington, Ministry of Defence.
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