30 December 2015

More than one million refugees and migrants have reached Europe by sea since the start of 2015

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) confirm one million refugees have successfully crossed the sea to reach Europe this year.

"Increasing numbers of refugees and migrants take their chances aboard unseaworthy boats and dinghies in a desperate bid to reach Europe," the UNHCR said on its website.
"The vast majority of those attempting this dangerous crossing are in need of international protection, fleeing war, violence and persecution in their country of origin."