Frontex said 107,500 migrants were detected at the EU's borders in July - over three times the July 2014 figure, and the third monthly record in a row. "This brings the number of detections in the January-July period to nearly 340,000, compared to 123,500 recorded in the same period of last year and 280,000 in all of 2014," it stated. Most of the arrivals in July (around 50,000) were detected in the Greek islands of Lesbos, Chios, Samos, and Kos, while arrivals in Italy reached over 20,000 in the same month, bringing to 90,000 the arrivals in the peninsula since the beginning of this year.
"Nine out of every ten migrants taking the perilous journey from Libya to Italy come from Africa, mainly Eritrea and Nigeria," Frontex said. It also noted an increase in the number of arrivals via the Balkan route. (AGI)