There has been an 86% surge in the number of migrants in the European Union in the first seven months of 2022 compared to the same period last year, the bloc’s border agency Frontex said Friday.
In July alone, the number increased by 63% year-over-year to 34,570, according to a news release publishing the preliminary data.
Overall, 155,090 migrants arrived in the EU from January to July, it said.
Ukrainian refugees entering the EU through border crossings were not included in the figures, the agency said.
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