Taking into account arrivals in other European countries, the total number of people landing on the continent’s shores was more than 705,200, the UN said.

Children made up 20 percent of the total arrivals.

A total of 3,210 have either died or gone missing as they made the journey plagued with danger.

More than half of this year’s arrivals were from Syria, 18 percent from Afghanistan, and six percent from Iraq.