A young migrant cries as she waits to cross the Greek-Macedonian border. REUTERS/Marko Djurica
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Between Jan. 1 and Feb. 29, 2016, 131,724 migrants and refugees crossed the Mediterranean Sea, of whom 122,637 arrived in EU member Greece, according to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.In 2015 more than a million migrants entered Europe, with Germany taking in the vast majority.According to the IOM's figures, Greece took in 111,099 migrants and refugees. In the month of January alone, out of 67,415 migrants who arrived in Greece, 44 percent were men, 22 percent women and 34 percent children, it said.According to the IOM, from Jan. 1 to Feb. 24, 2016, at least 418 migrants and refugees lost their lives trying to cross the Mediterranean.Some 428 migrants had died in the first two months of 2015, the IOM noted.In 2015, 3,770 migrants lost their lives trying to reach Europe, according to the IOM.
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