[JURIST] The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) [official website] released a report [text, PDF] on Friday detailing the asylum trends in industrialized countries in 2013. The report shows a notable increase in asylum claims across industrialized countries compared to recent years. Unlike in recent years, however, where Afghanistan has been the most common country of origin, Syria was the top asylum originator for 2013. The report suggests that this is a clear shift in conflict zones creating refugees. Afghanistan,...

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