Ireland, Austria reach deal to help migrants in the Middle East
The European Union and Austria reached an agreement to help thousands of migrants in Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan, as well as in Turkey, after a meeting in Brussels.
The European Union is in the process of providing asylum to about 1.5 million people in the region who have been granted permission to stay.
The agreement came after an EU-Turkey deal last year that allowed more than 600,000 migrants to enter the EU via Turkey.
Turkey is now taking in nearly 4 million migrants from Greece and Syria, and is expected to take in more than 5 million people this year.