Follow RT for news and updates on refugees in the EU. A huge influx of refugees into the EU started in 2015. It caused the biggest humanitarian crisis in Europe since WWII. Get news and reports on the crisis in the EU as well as information on its background and what caused the refugee crisis. Millions of refugees have crossed EU borders, fleeing conflicts and poverty in Africa and the Middle East. Most of the refugees reach EU countries crossing the Mediterranean Sea or by land through southeastern Europe. Some of them are economic migrants, some are asylum-seekers arriving from war-torn states like Syria or Afghanistan. Visit RT.com for information and news on the countries refugees have been fleeing from. Also, don't miss the news on the ways the EU authorities have been trying to address the issue.