Refugee crisis unlikely to recede in early 2016: UNHCR spokesperson

In the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, refugees take shelter beneath a metal pavilion on a rainy day, near the town of Gevgelija, on the border with Greece. Photo: UNICEF/Tomislav Georgiev

The refugee crisis which has seen nearly 4.4 million Syrians flee their homes is unlikely to recede in the New Year.

That's according to Melissa Fleming, the senior spokesperson for the UN Refugee Agency.

With thousands of refugees and migrants still crossing the Mediterranean each day looking for a safe haven in Europe, she said that only an end to conflict would stem the flow.

Matthew Wells spoke to Ms Fleming, and began by asking her to describe the risks refugees are continuing to take.

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