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9 People To Follow On Twitter If You Want To Know More About The Refugee Crisis

29/12/2015 11:04 GMT | Updated 29/12/2015 11:59 GMT

2015 saw over a million migrants and refugees make their way to Europe, fleeing war, persecution and poverty.

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Two refugee school children walk hand in hand at a camp in Dunkirk

The reasons for the huge movement of people are many and complex - as are the reactions of people in host nations worried about perceived effects on security and infrastructure.

Here are nine Twitter accounts to follow to help you gain a broader understanding...

1) UNICEF

2) Yannis Behrakis

3) Harry Leslie Smith

4) Charlotte Alfred

5) Peter Bouckaert

6) George Butler

7) MSF Sea

8) Patrick Kingsley

9) Fabio Bucciarelli

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Infographic supplied by Statista

The chart above shows the the origin countries of the 19,196 people who claimed asylum in the UK from January to July of 2015.

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