UN: Freezing Temperatures in Europe Creating 'Dire' Situation for Refugees

The U.N. said the five refugees have frozen to death already this year.

The harsh weather conditions have claimed the lives of five refugees in Europe so far this year, according to the U.N.

"As a life saving measure, we continue to provide heaters, blankets and winter clothes to residents of informal sites who have not yet agreed to move to government centers," Pouilly added.

The U.N. is calling for humanitarian measures to be taken in light of the life-threatening cold facing the refugees and migrants.