European Union states have relocated just 116 refugees out of 160,000

EU agreed in September to transfer 160,000 people from most affected states but so far just 86 have moved from Italy and 30 are due to leave Greece

 A young girl blows up a life jacket
A young girl blows up a life jacket before making the sea crossing from Turkey to Greece, one of the most EU states most affected by the refugee crisis. Photograph: Bulent Kilic/AFP/Getty Images

EU members states agreed in September to relocate 160,000 people in “clear need of international protection” through a scheme set up to relocate Syrian, Eritrean, and Iraqi refugees from the most affected EU states – such as Italy and Greece – to other EU member states.

So far 116 people have been relocated, and only 1,418 places have been made available by 14 member states, according to data released on Tuesday by the European Commission.

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