Statistics New Asylum Service Greece 2013

The new asylum service reached now its first six months of functioning in Athens. Also in Fylakio, Alexandroupoli and Lesvos three asylum offices were opened meanwhile. Soon also in Rhodes (end of 2013), later in 2014 in Thessaloniki, Samos, Chios, Iraklio/ Crete and Patra asylum offices will open.

Statistics (7.6. – 29.11.13)

– 4.189 asylum applications were registered of which 3.162 were male applicants, 1.027 female and 171 unaccompanied minors (4,1% of total)
– 1.670 first instance decisions were taken and 411 were cut
– 213 received a protection status (12,8% of the applicants) of which 149 were recognised as political refugees and 64 received subsidiary protection
– 24,9% of the positive first instance decisions concerned Syrians, 18,3% Afghans, 9,4% Eritreans, 8% Sudanese, 6,1% Iranians and 5,6% Ethiopians
– the highest recognition rate concerns: 1. Syrians (98,1%), followed by Sudanese (89,5%), Eritreans (83,3%), Ethiopia (54,5%) and Afghanistan (47,6%)
– 1.457 applications were rejected in the first instance (87,2%)
– from 11.7.13 until 29.11 803 appeals were made, of which 462 were proceeded and 20 received a protection status while 442 were rejected

The top countries of asylum seekers:
1. Afghanistan 680 – 16,2%
2. Pakistan 518 – 12,4%
3. Albania 373 – 8,9%
4. Georgia 308 – 7,4%
5. Syria 223 – 5,3%
6. Bangladesh 201 – 4,8%
7. Egypt 199 – 4,8%
8. Nigeria 170 – 4,1%
9. Republic of Congo 130 – 3,1%
10. Iran 109 – 2,6%
11. Eritrea 101 – 2,4%
12. Irak 98 – 2,3%
13. China 83 – 2,0%
14. Morocco 78 – 1,9%
15. Algeria 71 – 1,7%

Press Release 2.12.13: Ministry of Citizen Protection and Public Order (in greek)
statistics in greek

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