A reader noted that yesterday was World Refugee Day. To mark the occasion, the UN High Commission on Refugees released a report that counts over 10 million asylum-seekers this year.
That’s a 14% increase over last year, thanks mostly to the estimated 1.5 million Iraqi refugees in Jordan and Syria. This is one “surge” that deserves serious attention.
For more on this, see Mark Goldberg over at UN Dispatch or Steve’s earlier posts here, here, and here.
— Scott Paul