Saturday

21st Jan 2017

Ticker

Syrian asylum claims double

The number of Syrian's seeking asylum in developed countries doubled last year compared to 2012, reports the AFP. Some 56,000 Syrians sought asylum in 2013 in 44 industrialised countries. Almost 12,000 filed asylum claims in Germany alone. Separately, some 38,699 Russians also sought asylum -mainly in Germany and in Poland.

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