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The United Nations said on Friday it could see no easing of the flow of refugees into Europe, with 8,000 arrivals daily, and that problems now facing governments may turn out to be only "the tip of the iceberg." The greater number of asylum seekers reaching Europe, many on flimsy dinghies crossing the Mediterranean or on hazardous journeys hidden in trucks, are from Syria or Iraq. Others are from Afghanistan, Pakistan and African countries including Sudan, Eritrea and Somalia.

Censor.NET reports citing BBC Russia

The figure came from UN regional coordinator for refugees, Amin Awad. More than 5,000 refugees - many from Syria or Iraq - arrive daily in Greece. That flow could continue during the winter if the weather remains good and the borders open.

About half a million migrants - mostly from Syria and other conflict zones in the Middle East and Africa - have arrived in Europe this year.

Dominik Bartsch, the U.N.'s deputy humanitarian coordinator in Iraq, said ten million people were expected to need humanitarian support by the end of the year in that country, where 3.2 million were already displaced.

He said the United Nations was planning for the displacement of 500,000 people from the Iraqi city of Mosul if Iraqi forces launch an attempt to recapture it from Islamic State.

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EU leaders have pledged at least 1 billion euros ($1.1 billion) for Syrian refugees in the Middle East and closer cooperation to stem migrant flows into Europe at a summit described as less tense than feared after weeks of feuding.Источник: https://censor.net.ua/en/n353597