A boat full of migrants arriving in Kos
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Greek island Kos sees surge in migrants

The EU Commission has announced plans to tackle the surge in migrants arriving in Italy and Greece.

Forty thousand, mainly Syrians and Eritreans, are to be re-settled and EU countries will be asked to take another 20,000 refugees from outside Europe.

The authorities in the Greek island of Kos say they have rescued 1,200 in the past two days alone. The island is less than four miles from the Turkish coast, and for many migrants, it is the quickest and easiest route into the EU.

Anna Holligan reports.

  • 27 May 2015
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