Worst Refugee Crisis Since WWII

Worst Refugee Crisis Since WWIIWorst Refugee Crisis Since WWII

The world is facing its "worst refugee crisis" since World War II and Europe has to do its part to solve it in a civilized way, EU migration commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos said on Friday.

"Today the world finds itself facing the worst refugee crisis since the Second World War," Avramopoulos told a press conference, AFP reported.

"What we must do … is to organize our system in order to face this problem in a decent, civilized and European way."

So far this year, more than 2,000 people have died attempting to cross the Mediterranean this year, making 2015 a record year for fatalities, according to the International Organization for Migration.