The UK's role in the international refugee protection system: Aug 2019

Document type
Briefing
Corporate author(s)
Refugee Council
Publisher
Refugee Council
Date of publication
1 August 2019
Series
RefCo; Aug19
Subject(s)
Social Policy, Families, Children and Young People
Collection
Social welfare
Material type
Reports

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At the end of 2018 the number of forcibly displaced people worldwide had risen to 70.8 million, 2.3 million more than at the end of 2017. This is the highest figure ever recorded, 2015 was the first year the figure had topped 60 million. In the UK the number of asylum applications has remained relatively stable in recent years, compared with the very large changes in some countries, ranging from a low of 17,916 in 2010 to a high of 32,733 in 2015. (All these UK figures exclude dependants). In 2018 there were 29,380 new applications.

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