Published: 2017-09-12 16:43:34 BdST
"The system is clearly at full stretch and needs all the support it can get," IOM chief spokesman Leonard Doyle said. He declined to say how big he thought the exodus could get.
"Clearly the estimates have been bypassed several times over," he told a briefing in Geneva. "I’m reluctant to give a number but obviously people fear that it could go much higher."