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Libyans top list of people who apply for asylum

There were nearly 300 applications from Libyans seeking asylum in Malta in only the first two months of this year, nearly as many as the whole of 2014.

The figures emerge from a human rights report released yesterday by The People for Change Foundation, which identified new trends in asylum applications.

Libyans topped the list of asylum seekers last year – 418 – accounting for almost a third of the 1,350 applications filed with the Refugee Commissioner.

The second largest group of applicants last year was Syrians (310), followed by Somalis (121).

Read more on Times of Malta.

 

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