United States Committee for Refugees and Immigrants, U.S. Committee for Refugees World Refugee Survey 2004 - Paraguay
, 25 May 2004, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/40b459440.html [accessed 16 March 2014]
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Paraguay hosted 30 refugees and asylum seekers at year-end 2003. Approximately 50 Paraguayans sought asylum, about half in Canada and half in the United States. Paraguay recorded eight asylum applications; it granted refugee status to seven and one was denied.
Paraguay has a national refugee law and last year established a refugee commission, known as CONARE. It issued its first decisions last year. The UN High Commissioner for Refugees participates with voice but not vote.