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A report released by UNHCR shows that the number of refugees, asylum-seekers, and internally displaced people worldwide has, for the first time in the post-World War II era, exceeded 50 million people 

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Asylum Levels & Trends in Industrialized Countries 2013
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Global Trends 2012
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2012 UNHCR Statistical Yearbook
The 12th edition of the Statistical Yearbook reports that 45.2 million people were forcibly displaced worldwide due to persecution and conflict at the end of 2012, the highest number in almost 20 years. Some 15.4 million people were refugees, 10.5 million under UNHCR’s mandate and 4.9 million Palestinian refugees registered by UNRWA. The global figure included 28.8 million internally displaced persons and some 928,200 asylum-seekers. In addition to presenting the global levels and trends ....
Asylum Levels & Trends in Industrialized Countries 2012
  GENEVA, March 21 (UNHCR) – The UN refugee agency on Thursday announced that new and old conflicts, including those in Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq and Somalia, contributed to an eight per cent increase in asylum applications in industrialized countries during 2012, with the sharpest rise seen in asylum requests from Syrians.   Some 479,300 claims were registered across the 44 countries surveyed in UNHCR's Asylum Trends 2012 report, released today. This is the highest annual total ....
Global Trends 2011
CANBERRA, Australia, June 18 - A report released today by the UN High Commissioner for Refugees shows 2011 was a record year for forced displacement across borders around the world, with more people becoming refugees than at any time since 2000. UNHCR’s 2011 Global Trends report details for the first time the extent of forced displacement from a number of recent humanitarian crises in countries such as Côte d’Ivoire, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and elsewhere. In all, 4.3 million people ....
Asylum Levels & Trends in Industrialized Countries 2011
CANBERRA - Australia, 27 March 2012 - In its latest annual Asylum Levels & Trends in Industrialized Countries Report, released today, UNHCR noted that 441,300 people claimed asylum in the 44 industrialized countries covered by the study during 2011. This represented a 20 per cent increase from 2010, when 368,000 claims were submitted. The largest relative increases were seen in southern European countries - which recorded an 87 per cent increase - largely driven by the numbers of people ....
Global Trends 2010
 20 June 2011: A global UNHCR report released to coincide with World Refugee Day today reveals that four-fifths of the world’s 15.4 million refugees are hosted by developing countries, and that three-quarters of all refugees reside in countries neighbouring their country of origin. The Global Trends 2010 report shows that Pakistan, Iran and Syria host the largest refugee populations, with 1.9 million, 1.1 million and 1 million respectively, while Pakistan, Democratic Republic of Congo, ....
Asylum Levels & Trends in Industrialized Countries 2010
CANBERRA, Australia, 28 March 2011 - New report shows Australia continues to receive only 2 per cent of industrialized world’s asylum claims UNHCR has released a new report showing that an estimated 358,800 people fled persecution in their homelands to seek asylum in industrialized countries during 2010.   Overall, there was a five per cent decrease in the total number of asylum claims made in the 44 industrialized countries covered by the review, compared to the slightly higher ....
Global Trends 2009
15 June 2010: As UNHCR prepares to mark World Refugee Day on 20 June, a new report has found the number of people forcibly displaced at the end of 2009 had risen by 1.3 million to some 43.3 million - the highest level since the mid-1990s - while the number of refugees able to return voluntarily to their home countries has fallen to its lowest level in 20 years.   The figures, in 2009 Global Trends Report, include 15.2 million refugees (10.4 million in the care of UNHCR and 4.8 million ....
Asylum Levels & Trends in Industrialized Countries 2009
23 March 2010: UNHCR tonight released a new report showing that an estimated 377,200 people fled persecution in their homelands to seek asylum in industrialized countries during 2009.   While the total number of asylum claims made in 44 industrialized countries remained stable compared to 2008, regional disparities were highlighted by the report. The number of asylum-seekers in Australia and New Zealand increased by 30 per cent during 2009 (6,500 claims) compared to the previous year ....
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