Winter is coming: the new crisis for refugees in Europe
From Lesbos to Lapland, #refugees are bracing for a winter chill that many will never have experienced before. Some will have to endure it outside
Record numbers of migrants and refugees crossed the Mediterranean to #Europe in October – just in time for the advent of winter, which is already threatening to expose thousands to harsh conditions.
The latest UN figures, which showed 218,000 made the perilous Mediterranean crossing last month, confirm fears that the end of summer has not stemmed the flow of refugees as has been the pattern in previous years, partly because of the sheer desperation of those fleeing an escalating war in #Syria and other conflicts.