Proportion of women and children seeking refuge in Europe increasing

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A woman carrying a young child receives relief items for her family, at a Red Cross station set up outdoors at the reception centre for refugees and migrants, in the town of Šid, Serbia, on the border with Croatia. Photo: UNICEF/ Shubuckl

The proportion of women and children arriving as refugees in Europe is increasing, the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) has said.

Conflict and instability in Syria and Iraq as well as a number of countries in Africa has forced millions of people to flee their homes, a large number of whom are women.

UNICEF's Christopher Tidey has been spent time in transit countries including Greece, Serbia and Croatia as well as destination countries, Austria and Germany.

Daniel Dickinson asked him how many women and children are now on the move.

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