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The Migrant Crisis In Context04:26
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Hungarian riot police officers stand in front of migrants at a collection point at Roszke village at the Hungarian-Serbian border on September 9, 2015. Some 400-500 migrants on Wednesday broke through police lines in Hungary near the main crossing point from Serbia, AFP reporters at the scene said. (Attila Kisbenedek/AFP/Getty Images)
Hungarian riot police officers stand in front of migrants at a collection point at Roszke village at the Hungarian-Serbian border on September 9, 2015. Some 400-500 migrants on Wednesday broke through police lines in Hungary near the main crossing point from Serbia, AFP reporters at the scene said. (Attila Kisbenedek/AFP/Getty Images)
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Every day, numbers are cited in reference to the migrant crisis in Europe - 800,000 in Germany, 4 million leaving Syria, less than 2,000 in the United States.

It's tough for any of these figures to mean much without the scale and context of the entire picture, and without holding up each country's individual situation next to its migrant problem or solution.

NPR's Greg Myre talks with Here & Now's Robin Young about piece, "The Migrant Crisis, By The Numbers."

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This segment aired on September 9, 2015.

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