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More than 700,000 refugees and migrants have reached Europe's Mediterranean shores so far this year, amid the continent's worst migration crisis since World War II, the UN refugee agency said Tuesday.

Some 562,355 people desperately fleeing war and misery reached Greece's shores, while around 140,000 arrived in Italy this year.

Taking into account arrivals in other European countries, the total number of people landing on the continent's shores was more than 705,200, the UN said.


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