WORLD

Asylum highest in 22 years

NEWS

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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