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The 2015 European migrant crisis[1][2][3][4][5] or European refugee crisis[6][7][8] arose through the rising number of refugees and economic migrants,[9] from areas such as the Middle East, Africa, and the Balkans[10] coming to the European Union across the Mediterranean Sea and Southeast Europe,[11][12] and applying for asylum. The majority of the refugees come from Syria, Afghanistan and Eritrea.[13] The phrase "migrant crisis" rose to popular use in April 2015,[14] when five boats carrying almost two thousand migrants to Europe sank in the Mediterranean Sea, with a combined death toll estimated at more than 1,200 people.

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