A common refrain was that asylum-seekers from other countries had their cases prioritized above those from Sudan. (The Daily Star/Finbar Anderson)
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Dozens of Sudanese asylum-seekers and refugees gathered at the office of the United Nations refugee agency Thursday to protest poor living conditions, accusing the organization of discrimination in its asylum processes.The UNHCR's most recent operational update documents 976,065 registered Syrian refugees versus 19,930 registered refugees of other nationalities (excluding Palestinians).Shatila said the agency worked to support those who were going through the process of applying for asylum, saying that they were offered access to services and assistance "equal with refugees".In a letter addressed to the agency, the protesters called for some of the files for asylum that had previously been closed to be revisited, and for a decision for pending files, arguing that many asylum-seekers were living in limbo, with Sudan too dangerous to return to.
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