Asylum highest in 22 years


March 26 th, 2015

Some 866,000 people applied for refugee status in 2014 in one of the 44 industrialised countries. This figure is 45% more than in 2013, according to a report from the High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). The UNHCR published the report on Thursday and states: “The applications have soared 45% over 2013.”  This is 45% more than in 2013 and almost equals the 2012 record of 900,000 applicants. ”

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