1 Million Refugees Seeking Asylum in Europe With More Expected

Desperate refugees risk their lives to escape war-torn countries with the hope of better lives.
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We turn next to a continuing coverage of the refugee crisis in Europe, and tonight, the number of people seeking asylum in parts of Europe reaching a new milestone. 1 million. Germany, Sweden and some other countries beginning to close their doors, yet many are still coming, risking their lives. Just today, we learned the story of everyone is children lost as their families were seeking a better life. ABC's chief foreign correspondent terry Moran in Greece with the difficult images tonight. Reporter: A half-sunken boat off the Turkish coast, its front window broken. The tell-tale signs of a tragedy. 14 dead, and seven of them children. The refugee crisis here is actually getting worse. And a milestone today, 1 million people have now sought asylum in Europe, on a pace to double last year. Every day brings more heartrending scenes. Last month, 18-month-old Muhammad Hasan pulled from the sea after the boat he was on capsized. "He's alive," the fisherman shout. "Quick, get the water out of his mouth." They saved his life. Today, the human tide kept rolling ashore here on lesbos. And everywhere, the evidence of their exodus. All along this coastline, where the boats come ashore, you can see several of these huge piles, thousands of life preservers. And every single one of them represents an individual journey of hope and desperation. And with every landing, the tears of relief, the joy, the determination to go on. Terry Moran, ABC news, lesbos, Greece. Terry, our thanks to you

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