Refugee crisis unlikely to recede in early 2016: UNHCR spokesperson

30 December 2015

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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