In 2018, around 10,000 people applied for asylum in Japan. Only 42 were approved – fewer than in any other industrialized country. The rejected applicants are often held in camps with poor living conditions. We went to meet some of them.
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Zero asylum seekers — that is essentially the Danish government's ultimate goal. Now, it is ordering Syrian refugees to return to Damascus, which Copenhagen says is safe.
Deportation flights of asylum-seekers to Afghanistan remain controversial, due to the precarious security situation there.
The volatile security situation and brutal crackdown on protesters in Myanmar has prompted many to flee and cross the border into India's northeastern states.
Germany deported more than 750 people to Africa in 2020. Most African countries are ill-prepared to welcome rejected asylum-seekers, and activists say the coronavirus pandemic could make matters worse.
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