UNHCR's newest statistical report, Asylum Levels and Trends in Industrialized Countries, looks at asylum claims lodged in 38 European and six non-European countries. A total of 612,700 people applied for asylum, with Syrians making up the bulk. The other top countries of origin for applicants were Russia, Afghanistan, Iraq, and Serbia/Kosovo. The top five countries of asylum were Germany, the United States, France, Sweden, and Turkey.
This press release summarizes the main trends. Reports from previous years are available here.
- Thematic Focus: Counting Displaced Populations (21 March 2013)