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German leader presses for EU to share migrant burden

Germany has taken more asylum-seekers than any other EU country and is one of only a handful of nations that has accepted significant numbers. It expects about 800,000 migrants to arrive this year; about four times the number it saw in 2014.

Merkel pressed anew for quotas to spread the migrants out among more countries in the 28-nation EU, a call that has run into stiff resistance — in particular from eastern nations including Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland.

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Mohammed Riski, a Syrian migrant from Yefrin who arrived seven days ago said "there are thousands of people here (on the island). Everyday comes about 1,000 people and they give everyday paper for 200 people, 300 people and so many people are sleeping in the streets. All of the hotels are full. There are no toilets or any services. Just the water - thank you."