Refugees "often the first victims" of terrorism: UNHCR

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A Syrian refugee has his fingerprints scanned during registration by authorities in Turkey, February 2015. © UNHCR/Ivor Prickett

When considering how terrorists sometimes abuse the asylum system, it must be remembered that refugees are "often" their first victims.

That was the warning from Volker Turk, Assistant High Commissioner for Protection, at the UN Refugee Agency, UNHCR.

He was one of the panellists speaking at a briefing of the Security Council Counter-Terrorism Committee on Wednesday.

Matthew Wells reports.

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