29 de setembro de 2014

 This report summarizes patterns and trends in the number of individual asylum applications submitted in 44 industrialized countries during the first half of 2014. The report covers 38 European and six non-European States that currently provide monthly asylum statistics to UNHCR.

Asylum Trends, First Half 2014 – UNHCR

This report summarizes patterns and trends in the number of individual asylum claims submitted in Europe and selected non-European countries during the first six months of 2014. The data in this report are based on information available as of 3 September 2014, unless otherwise indicated. These data cover the 38 European and six non-European States that currently provide monthly asylum statistics to UNHCR. Figures are mostly based on official asylum statistics, reflecting national laws and procedures.

The group of countries analysed in this report is collectively referred to as “the 44 industrialized countries”, and has been defined for the purpose of this report only. The 44 countries are: the 28 Member States of the European Union,(2) Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Montenegro, Norway, Serbia (and Kosovo: S/RES/1244 (1999)), Switzerland, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, and Turkey, as well as Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, the Republic of Korea, and the United States of America. This group of 44 countries received an estimated 330,700 new asylum applications in the first half of 2014.

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