Look Back 2016: Refugee Crisis

The number of refugees who tried to reach Europe through Turkey and Greece dropped dramatically during 2016.

Photo by: AP (Archive)
Photo by: AP (Archive)

Last year, Europe saw its biggest refugee crisis since the Second World War.

More than one million refugees crossed into Europe in 2015, sparking a crisis as countries struggled to cope with the influx.

The number of refugees trying to reach Europe through Turkey and Greece dramatically went down in 2016.

But, with the ongoing war in Syria, conflicts and extreme poverty in many other countries, the problem is not going away.

TRT World's Andrew Hopkins takes a look at the crisis.