UNHCR: The UN Refugee Agency – figures

Below is a link to an article from UNHCR including figures comparing 2013 and 2014. Interestingly the figures quoted are for applications for refuge, not figures for refuge offered.

Asylum trends for 2014

“In the 1990s, the Balkan wars created hundreds of thousands of refugees and asylum-seekers. Many of them found refuge in industrialized countries. Today, the surge in armed conflicts around the world presents us with similar challenges.
Our response has to be just as generous now as it was then – providing access to asylum, resettlement opportunities and other forms of protection for the people fleeing these terrible conflicts”
antónio guterres
un high commissioner for refugees


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