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Bulgaria is currently hosting 7,600 asylum seekers and refugees. Over half of the people who applied for asylum in 2013 were fleeing the war in Syria.
Over 6,ooo persons have been rescued by the Italian Navy last week from more than forty overcrowded boats off the shores of its most southern regions in just four days, says UNHCR. These people, who had set off from Zwara in Libya, come mainly from Syria, Eritrea, Somalia, Nigeria, Gambia, Mali and Senegal.
In Refugee Action, R (On the Application Of) v The Secretary of State for the Home Department  EWHC 1033 (Admin) (09 April 2014), the High Court of England and Wales declared unlawful the UK government’s decision to freeze the level of cash payments to meet the essential living need
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