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UNHCR head says problems continue to plague asylum system

SLOVAKIA’s biggest problem concerning asylum is the high number of asylum seekers (over 11,000 a year) compared to the low percentage of those being granted asylum status, according to the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees.

"In 2004, only 15 asylum seekers were granted the status of asylum seeker," said Pierfrancesco Maria Natta, head of the UNHCR Office in Slovakia.

Natta added that "the great number of disappeared asylum seekers" leaving Slovak asylum camps and heading "westwards" is also a major problem, the TASR news agency reported.

Compiled by Beata Balogová from press reports
The Slovak Spectator cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information presented in its Flash News postings.

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