Worlds asylum seekers increased by 17% in first half 2011

18th October 2011, Comments 0 comments GENEVA, SWITZERLAND - The number of asylum seekers worldwide increased by 17 percent, the UN refugee group UNHCR announced Tuesday. Applications to industrialized countries numbered 198,300 from 1 January to 30 June 2011, with “most claimants coming from countries with longstanding displacement situations.” The figures are part of report issued 18 October by the UN [...]

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