European migrant crisis
began in 2015, when a rising number of refugees and migrants made the journey to the European Union to seek asylum
The European migrant crisis, also known as the refugee crisis, is a period beginning in 2015 characterized by rising numbers of people arriving in the European Union from across the Mediterranean Sea or overland through Southeast Europe.
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- I tell Europe if you don't want refugees, then you should help us get rid of this regime [of Bashar al-Assad]... I am very sorry about the Russian interference [in Syria], which has stood on the side of dictator Bashar Assad, and has begun to kill the Syrian people with their planes.
- Muhammed Faris, as quoted in "AP Interview: Syrian cosmonaut: Europe must help oust Assad" (March 2016), The Daily Mail, United Kingdom
- Encyclopedic article on European migrant crisis at Wikipedia