A record number of refugees have landed in Europe in October, reported Adrian Edwards, the press secretary of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees as cited by Reuters.

- This is the highest monthly arrival figure to date, this number roughly corresponds to that one of the last year, said Edwards.

According to the data provided by the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, from April 2011 to September 2015 more than half a million Syrian refugees appealed to the authorities of the EU member-states with a request for refugee status.