Europe Sees No Letup in Refugee Crisis Amid January Surge

  • Arrivals running at triple the pace of last year's influx
  • Merkel pushes back against critics urging closed borders

A volunteer guides a boat off the coast of the Greek island of Lesbos in January 2016.

Photographer: Bartek Langer/NurPhoto/Sipa via AP Photo

The number of refugees entering Europe in the first 10 days of 2016 is already three times the level in all of January 2015, signaling no letup in the pressure facing the region’s leaders amid the biggest wave of migration since World War II.

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