A girl walks past a map illustrating part of Europe, at a makeshift camp for refugees and migrants at the Greek-Macedonian border in Greece.

A girl walks past a map illustrating part of Europe, at a makeshift camp for refugees and migrants at the Greek-Macedonian border in Greece.

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Kostas Tsironis/Reuters

Between January 2011 and the past February there have been almost 50,000 people who have applied for asylum in Greece.

That's only the number of people who have applied for asylum status — tens of thousands more have arrived in Greece during the refugee and migrant crisis gripping Europe. Many of the Greece-bound migrants aimed to head farther west. 

Here are some charts that offer more context to the wave of migrants trying to reach Europe.

 

 

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