Arab Today, arab today unhcr asylum applications to industrialised countries see sharp rise
Last Updated : GMT 19:18:28
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today

UNHCR: Asylum applications to industrialised countries see sharp rise

Arab Today, arab today

Arab Today, arab today UNHCR: Asylum applications to industrialised countries see sharp rise

Geneva - XINHUA

The year of 2013 witnessed a sharp rise in asylum applications in industrialized countries, mainly due to the Syria crisis, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said on Friday. A total of 612,700 asylum claims were registered across the 44 industrialized countries in 2013, up 28 percent over 2012, the UN refugee agency said in a report. The report noted that after this third consecutive annual increase, the 2013 total ranked the highest since 2001. As a result of the ongoing conflict, Syria overtook Afghanistan, for the very first time, to become the largest source country followed by Russia and Afghanistan, with 56,400 Syrians applying for asylum in these industrialized countries last year. The UN refugee agency pointed out that six out of the top ten origin countries were currently experiencing violence or conflict, namely Syria, Afghanistan, Eritrea, Somalia, Iraq and Pakistan. Take Syria as an example, the 2013 figure covered by the report more than doubled that of 2012 and six times more than that in 2011, ranking as the highest number recorded by a single group among the industrialized countries since 1999. "There is clear evidence in these numbers of how the Syria crisis in particular is affecting countries and regions of the world far removed from the Middle East," said UNHCR chief Antonio Guterres. The number of refugee-seekers in Syria's neighboring countries further manifested the dire results caused by the three-year-old war. UN statistics showed that more than 2.56 million Syrians have registered or were waiting to register as refugees in neighboring countries as the displaced inside Syria passed 6.5 million. As far as recipient countries concerned, the report said that Germany, with 109,600 applications, was for the first time since 1999 the largest single recipient of new asylum claims, and the United States dropped to second position with around 88,400 asylum claims. Followed by France, Sweden and Turkey, all these top five accounted for nearly six out of ten new asylum claims received in the countries included in the report. By region, Europe was the major recipient of asylum applications in 2013, with 38 countries in the region receiving 484,600 claims, an increase of 32 percent compared to 2012.

arabstoday
arabstoday

Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

Arab Today, arab today unhcr asylum applications to industrialised countries see sharp rise Arab Today, arab today unhcr asylum applications to industrialised countries see sharp rise

 



Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

Arab Today, arab today unhcr asylum applications to industrialised countries see sharp rise Arab Today, arab today unhcr asylum applications to industrialised countries see sharp rise

 



Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today Designer Aql Faqih aspires to innovation

GMT 18:41 2017 Friday ,20 October

Designer Aql Faqih aspires to innovation
Arab Today, arab today What's the reason and what you can do

GMT 05:44 2017 Sunday ,22 October

What's the reason and what you can do
Arab Today, arab today Etiquette expert underlines importance of gifts

GMT 17:52 2017 Sunday ,03 September

Etiquette expert underlines importance of gifts
Arab Today, arab today El-Sissi vows to quash terrorism

GMT 18:47 2017 Sunday ,22 October

El-Sissi vows to quash terrorism
Arab Today, arab today Hiring not part of Alibaba pledge

GMT 11:26 2017 Wednesday ,18 October

Hiring not part of Alibaba pledge
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today World's deepest lake in peril

GMT 15:54 2017 Friday ,20 October

World's deepest lake in peril
Arab Today, arab today Ex-French minister Dati wants tough action

GMT 10:54 2017 Thursday ,19 October

Ex-French minister Dati wants tough action
Arab Today, arab today Delhi braces for pollution 'airpocalypse'

GMT 16:07 2017 Friday ,20 October

Delhi braces for pollution 'airpocalypse'
Arab Today, arab today The history of solar eclipses

GMT 05:16 2017 Sunday ,20 August

The history of solar eclipses
Arab Today, arab today EU raids automaker BMW

GMT 11:06 2017 Saturday ,21 October

EU raids automaker BMW
Arab Today, arab today Sweden to get biggest car factory

GMT 14:10 2017 Friday ,20 October

Sweden to get biggest car factory
Arab Today, arab today Actress Mona Zaki praises husband’s role

GMT 08:15 2017 Thursday ,19 October

Actress Mona Zaki praises husband’s role
Arab Today, arab today Massacre fears spark race

GMT 19:09 2017 Thursday ,19 October

Massacre fears spark race

GMT 08:57 2017 Wednesday ,18 October

Actress Shery Adel happy for Egypt’s qualification

GMT 18:15 2017 Monday ,16 October

British actress becomes fifth woman

GMT 16:53 2017 Tuesday ,05 September

Youssra depended on colored foam

GMT 16:00 2017 Wednesday ,18 October

Climate-disrupting volcanoes helped topple

GMT 10:46 2017 Saturday ,05 August

Nanis reveals simple ideas for home renovation

GMT 10:18 2017 Saturday ,21 October

How to do open-heart surgery

GMT 13:44 2017 Friday ,20 October

Barcelona through George Orwell’s eyes

GMT 17:12 2017 Monday ,07 August

Al-Shawaifi reveals secrets of total solar eclipse

GMT 20:46 2017 Thursday ,19 October

Qualcomm files lawsuits in China to ban iPhones

GMT 16:53 2017 Saturday ,02 September

Mai importance of gifts during Eid Al-Adha
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
 
 Arab Today Facebook,arab today facebook  Arab Today Twitter,arab today twitter Arab Today Rss,arab today rss  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday
بناية النخيل - رأس النبع _ خلف السفارة الفرنسية _بيروت - لبنان
arabstoday, Arabstoday, Arabstoday