The European Union has been bracing for the arrival of an unprecedented wave of migrants, with many Europeans blaming it on the refugee problem and European governments struggling to cope with the surge.
The EU’s foreign policy chief has called for a global solution to tackle the refugee and migration crisis, saying the world needs to find common solutions to stop the influx.
But there is little appetite in Brussels to help European countries cope.
Some EU leaders, including Germany’s chancellor, have suggested Europe’s borders could be closed in a matter of days if necessary.
But the European Commission says the bloc needs to work with member states to solve the refugee influx in a way that makes sense for all countries.
European countries are now taking in nearly a quarter of all migrants and refugees.
It is unclear how many of them are fleeing poverty and violence.
The U.N. refugee agency says that as of Monday, some 10,000 refugees had been resettled in the EU, including many from the Middle East, Central Asia and Africa.
The numbers of migrants in the region are growing exponentially.
Germany has seen an influx of 1.7 million people since the start of the year.
Austria is home to more than 6 million refugees, according to the agency.
Italy is home by far to the most refugees, with nearly 11 million, followed by Hungary, France and Sweden.
The number of asylum applications in Europe this year has increased by more than 400% compared with last year, to more that 5 million, according the agency’s latest report.
The report says Europe has been overwhelmed with migrants, some fleeing wars, while others are fleeing economic hardship.EU leaders are meeting on Tuesday to discuss ways to address the migrant crisis.
In the U.S., President Donald Trump has called on countries to take in as many refugees as possible, and has ordered a moratorium on refugees entering the U!
The president said he would “open our borders to anyone, but especially to the very, very dangerous people,” who pose a threat to public safety and national security.
But European countries have long criticized the U, and they have rejected calls for a pause in immigration, citing security concerns.