And also with asylum seekers in 2015 and 2016, the UN refugee agency announced in Geneva on Tuesday.
“Merkel showed what can be achieved when politicians take the right course of action and work to find solutions to the world’s challenges rather than simply shift responsibility to others.
This was the citation by the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).
The Nansen Refugee Award, awarded annually by the UNHCR, stood at worth 150,000 dollars.
It is named after Fridtjof Nansen, a Norwegian polar explorer and humanitarian who received the 1922 Nobel Peace Prize.