Body expects daily refugee flow of 5,000 to Europe this winter

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The agency is seeking an additional $96.15 million to support Croatia, Greece, Serbia, Slovenia and the former Republic of Macedonia, bringing its emergency funding needs for Europe’s refugee crisis to $172.7 million.

Refugees and migrants are expected to continue to arrive in Europe at the rate of 5,000 per day from Turkey this winter, the United Nations said in a funding appeal to help avert tragedy in Greece and the Balkans in coming months.

“Harsh weather conditions in the region are likely to exacerbate the suffering of the thousands of refugees and migrants landing in Greece and travelling through the Balkans, and may result in further loss of life if adequate measures are not taken urgently,” the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said, issuing its new winter plan.

The agency is seeking an additional $96.15 million to support Croatia, Greece, Serbia, Slovenia and the former Republic of Macedonia, bringing its emergency funding needs for Europe’s refugee crisis to $172.7 million.

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