S. Korea has 81 officials reviewing 21,000 refugee cases

<p>SOUTH Korea has more than 20,000 refugee applications piled up, but only 81 government officials assigned to review the cases, reported the Yonhap news agency.</p> <p>According to Justice Ministry statistics obtained and released by the Seoul-based Refugee Rights Centre (Nancen) ahead of World Refugee Day, a total of 16,173 people applied for asylum in the country last year, an increase of more than 6,000 from the 9,942 recorded in 2017.</p>

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