The current flow of up to 8,000 migrants each day into Europe may only be the tip of the iceberg and governments must work to bring an end to the Syrian civil war to prevent bigger moves of people, the U.N. refugee agency said on Friday.

"I don't see it abating, I don't see it stopping. If anything it gives an indication perhaps that this is the tip of the iceberg," Amin Awad, UNHCR's regional refugee coordinator, told a briefing.

"As long as there is no solution for Syria, as long as there is no stabilisation of the refugee conditions in the neighbouring countries, so efforts have to be made."

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