The United Nations Refugee Company says Canada admitted the biggest variety of resettled refugees final yr and had the second highest fee of refugees who gained citizenship.
The UNHCR‘s annual world tendencies report reveals that Canada took in 28,100 of the 92,400 refugees who have been resettled in 25 international locations throughout 2018.
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The report reveals that over 18,000 refugees grew to become Canadian residents final yr.
Canada positioned ninth on the planet for asylum seekers with 55,400 claims filed in 2018.
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UNHCR Canada’s senior resettlement officer Michael Casasola says Canada has been a frontrunner on welcoming refugees, however worries that asylum seekers might change into a punching bag subject throughout this fall’s federal election.
General, the variety of individuals fleeing struggle, persecution and battle worldwide ballooned to over 70 million — the very best degree for the reason that Second World Battle.