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Asylum numbers sink to eight year low

National News // Oct. 1, 2018

Some cantons are closing asylum centres as the number of people applying is down to an eight-year low.

pixabay Asylum numbers sink to eight year low

According to a report in yesterday’s NZZ newspaper, the Federal Migration Office says 16,500 have requested asylum this year – less than half the number in 2015.

The trend mirrors the situation in the rest of Europe.

 But the government is warning against complacency – saying the outlook in conflict areas is uncertain.  


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