UN Agency Says 42,000 Migrants Reached Greece This Year

The United Nations refugee agency says an estimated 42,000 migrants have reached Greek shores since the start of the year — six times more than in the same period last year. That's also almost as many as those arriving in Italy.
The number is close to the total arriving in Greece for the full year 2014. Most migrants arrived from war-torn Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq, Somalia and Eritrea, The UN Refugee Agency said.
The agency added it is sending extra staff to assist authorities in Greece's eastern Aegean Sea islands, where an average 600 people have been arriving every day this year in small, unseaworthy craft.