Wars in Syria and Iraq drive highest asylum numbers in 22 years

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UNHCR distributed humanitarian assistance to frontline village Nikishyne

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New arrivals in Luhansk region assisted by UNHCR

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March 26, 2015

Wars in Syria and Iraq drive highest asylum numbers in 22 years

March 10, 2015

UNHCR distributed humanitarian assistance to frontline village Nikishyne

February 26, 2015

New arrivals in Luhansk region assisted by UNHCR

Wars in Syria and Iraq drive highest asylum numbers in 22 years

 

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.