European countries have relocated only 10 percent of the refugees they promised to shelter by this September, figures from the European Commission showed Wednesday.
According to the commission’s 11th Relocation and Resettlement Report, the total number of relocations stands at 16,340 since last March, far below its 160,000 goals for relocating refugees from Greece and Italy under an EU-Turkey deal reached in March 2016.
But the report tried to accentuate the positive, saying, "The Member States have made steady progress on relocation, setting a new monthly record with an additional 2,465 persons relocated."
"Now is the time for our Member States to deliver on their commitments and to intensify their efforts. They have a political, moral and legal duty to do so," said Dimitris Avramopoulos, the European commissioner in charge of migration.
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