Lower number of asylum-seekers raises questions for industrialized countries: UN

In the last five years, the number of asylum-seekers arriving in all industrialized countries has fallen by half, according to preliminary annual figures released today by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), who said this trend should spark reflection in the industrialized world about the fate of those in need of protection.

UN refugee agency puts spotlight on difficulties of asylum-seekers in Greece

Pointing out that few people have been granted asylum in Greece in comparison with its European neighbours, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) today launched a country-wide campaign to express its concern that Greek authorities are discounting over 98 per cent of asylum applications.