Wars in Syria and Iraq drive highest asylum numbers in 22 years
UNHCR distributed humanitarian assistance to frontline village Nikishyne
New arrivals in Luhansk region assisted by UNHCR
Geneva, 26 March 2015. The wars in Syria and Iraq, as well as armed conflicts, human rights violations and deteriorating security and humanitarian conditions in other countries, pushed the number of asylum applications in industrialized countries to a 22-year high last year, according to a UNHCR report released today.