20 March 2014

News: Asylum Trends in 2013

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.

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- Thematic Focus: Counting Displaced Populations (21 March 2013)

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