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Europe crisis: +850,000 arrivals by sea as of November 2015

Alexandra Krause, Senior Emergency Coordinator, at work in Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. Talking with Afgan refugees waiting to enter Vinojug Reception Center near the border with Greece.

Alexandra Krause, Senior Emergency Coordinator, at work in Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. Talking with Afgan refugees waiting to enter Vinojug Reception Center near the border with Greece. © UNHCR / Mark Henley

Making a world of difference: responding wherever needed

Staggering numbers of refugees and migrants have risked their lives crossing the Mediterranean and thousands continue to do so every day, desperate to reach safety in Europe. Over half of them are Syrians, victims of the largest humanitarian crisis in recent history. In response, we deployed over 442 staff across Europe, providing support and protection. Since the start of the crisis, we’ve distributed some 242,000 blankets and over 26,000 sleeping mats, among other vital supplies. All thanks to you.