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    Greek authorities deported 53 undocumented Pakistani migrants back to the country of their origin, Pakistani media reported Friday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — According to The Express Tribune newspaper, 53 migrants deported from the Mediterranean nation arrived at the Benazir Bhutto International Airport (BBIA) located in the Pakistani capital of Islamabad.

    The newspaper added that the migrants had been handed to the anti-human trafficking body of Pakistan's Federal Investigation Agency.

    Europe has been beset by a massive refugee crisis, with hundreds of thousands of undocumented migrants fleeing their home countries to escape violence and poverty. More than 1.8 million migrants entered the European Union in 2015, according to the EU border management agency Frontex.

    A large number of migrants cross the Mediterranean Sea and arrive in the European Union using Greece or Italy as transit points.

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