UK sees huge spike in #migration flows amid #refugeecrisis


Britain has seen one of the largest migration flow increases over the last year, according to a report published by the OECD. It analyzed migration to more than 30 industrialized countries, as ministers prepare for an emergency meeting on the refugee crisis.The Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) said in a report released Tuesday that migration to the UK jumped 24 percent in 2014—the third highest increase, trailing just Israel and the Czech Republic.

Last year, 108,000 more migrants entered Britain than in 2013. Though Germany received 1.25 million refugees in 2014, a much higher overall number, this merely represented a 20 percent spike in regards to the figures for 2013.Anticipating a continuing large scale migration crisis, the OECD, a global policy think tank, made an appeal to European nations to introduce emergency measures to speed up the processing of asylum seekers fleeing war torn Syria and neighboring countries.

Source: UK sees huge spike in migration flows amid refugee crisis – report — RT UK