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European Union border agency: Number of migrants entering EU hits new monthly record in July

A migrant child waits to try to board a dinghy with others to start their journey from the coastal town of Bodrum, Turkey, to the nearby Greek island of Kos, early Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2015. The migrants failed on this effort, returned ashore and were apprehended by Turkish police. Five people have drowned off the Turkish coast as they tried to reach the Greek islands, underscoring the deadly risks of overcrowded plastic dinghies making even short crossings to Europe by people fleeing conflict in the Middle East and Africa. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

A migrant child waits to try to board a dinghy with others to start their journey from the coastal town of Bodrum, Turkey, to the nearby Greek island of Kos, early Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2015. The migrants failed on this effort, returned ashore and were apprehended by Turkish police. Five people have drowned off the Turkish coast as they tried to reach the Greek islands, underscoring the deadly risks of overcrowded plastic dinghies making even short crossings to Europe by people fleeing conflict in the Middle East and Africa. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)  (The Associated Press)

The European Union's border agency Frontex says the number of migrants entering the EU hit another record in July, with mostly Syrians and Afghans entering Greece from Turkey.

Frontex chief Fabrice Leggeri said Tuesday it's "an emergency situation for Europe that requires all EU member states to step in." He urged the EU's 28 nations to provide more help for members Greece and Hungary.

Frontex says 107,500 migrants were detected at EU borders in July — the third consecutive monthly record and the first time monthly entries have surpassed the 100,000 mark. Nearly 340,000 migrants were spotted at EU borders up to July, compared to 280,000 for all of last year.

Almost 2,350 migrants have died crossing the Mediterranean this year, according to the International Organization for Migration.