The Latest: German gov’t to establish migrant data portal


BERLIN (AP) — The Latest on Europe’s response to the influx of migrants and asylum-seekers (all times local):

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The German government and international organizations say they will establish a global migration data portal in Berlin that will help bring together data from various sources and countries on the movement of migrants and refugees.

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier’s said Tuesday, “we must, within the world community, communicate about how to regulate migration. Unilateral or European answers are not enough.”

The German government will help launch the global migration data portal which will be located at the Global Migration Data Analysis Center of the International Organization for Migration in Berlin. The goal is to make analysis and access to data more efficient.

According to the U.N. refugee agency the number of refugees and internally displaced people worldwide raised to a record 65.3 million people last year.

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