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U.N. Says Flow of Refugees Drops Again

France supplanted the United States as the top destination for people seeking asylum in industrialized nations last year, while the flow of refugees dropped to levels unseen since the late 1980s, a United Nations report said Tuesday. The U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees attributed the decline in asylum applications filed in North America and Europe to a drying up of the flow of refugees out of Afghanistan, Iraq and Kosovo. But France bucked the trend, rising 3 percent to 61,600 applications from the previous year’s 59,770. “The general trend is down everywhere,” said UNHCR spokesman Rupert Colville. “France is the odd one out in the bigger countries. From 2000 onward it’s been creeping up.” Full Story

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