REPORT: CANADA AMONG LARGEST RECIPIENTS OF GLOBAL REFUGEES

Jun 19, 2018

By Bob Komsic

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The annual Global Trends report from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees shows 68.5-million fled their home countries due to wars, violence and persecution last year.
(Paul Chiasson/Canadian Press)
Close to three-million more refugees around the world than the previous year – the largest year-over-year increase the UN’s ever seen.
Canada was the ninth-largest recipients of asylum seekers, with 27,800 claims in 2017 – more than double the number of claims the previous year.
For the first time in five years, the U.S. became the largest recipient of asylum claims with a 27% increase over 2016.
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