Concern at “never-ending flow” of vulnerable EU arrivals

Children on a train at a reception centre for refugees and migrants in Gevgelija in the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. Photo: UNICEF/Ashley Gilbertson

Hopes that the colder weather might see a drop in the number of people risking their lives to reach Europe have proved groundless after the UN Children's Agency, UNICEF, on Wednesday said that the number of women and children seeking safety has doubled in a month.

The warning comes after the UN agency reported that in October, more than 41,000 women and children crossed from Greece to the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, out of a total of nearly 93,000 people.

UNICEF Special Representative Marie-Pierre Poirier stressed that the real number of those on the move is likely to be twice as high.

Here’s Daniel Johnson’s report from Geneva.

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