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Refugees and migrants braving seas to flee to Europe in 2015 top one million – UN

30 December 2015 – Refugees and migrants fleeing to Europe by sea this year have passed one million, according to figures just released by the UN refugee agency, many on perilous trips aboard inadequate vessels run by people smugglers, with at least 3,735 more believed drowned.


Syria: UN and partners aid evacuation of injured from four besieged towns

28 December 2015 – More than 460 people, including the seriously injured and their family members, were evacuated from four towns under siege in Syria today with the help of the United Nations and its Red Cross and Red Crescent partners following a local agreement between the fighters on the ground.