For the following questions answer them individually
Read the given passage and fill in the blanks with the most appropriate options.
The refugees coming by boat to Italy have already set a record this year. The surge (1)______ partly from the civil war in Syria, which has forced 3 million people to (2)______ their homeland. Europe, peaceful, affluent and comparatively close- is a preferred (3)______. It's where the desperate meets the developed. Often with the aid (4)______ reckless human traffickers, refugees attempt to cross the waters in rubber dinghies that can (5)______, plunging the occupants into the sea.