Refugees in Latvia
302 asylum applications by refugees were received in 2016 in Latvia - according to UNHCR. Most of them came from Syria, Afghanistan and from Russia. A total of 146 decisions have been made on initial applications. Which were around 21% answered positively. 79 percent of asylum applications have been rejected in the first instance. Most successful have been the applications of refugees from Russia and from Iraq.
In a second table below you find the refugees, who fled from Latvia and made their asylum application in other countries.
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Asylum applications of foreign refugees in Latvia
The total number of initial and continuing applications refers to the year 2016. Please note that the number of decisions (acceptations or rejections) does not have to sum up with the number of applications, because there may still have been open cases from previous years. Also they dont have to be closed within the same calendar year. In addition, asylum procedures can also be closed, if the applicant disappeared or withdrew the application.
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|Syria|| ||149||0||0|| ||0||0||0|
|Afghanistan|| ||35||0||24||0.0 %|| ||0||0||0|
|Russia|| ||26||8||8||50.0 %|| ||0||0||0|
|India|| ||20||0||12||0.0 %|| ||0||0||0|
|Pakistan|| ||18||0||18||0.0 %|| ||0||0||0|
|Tajikistan|| ||14||0||0|| ||0||0||0|
|Eritrea|| ||10||0||0|| ||0||0||0|
|Nepal|| ||10||0||6||0.0 %|| ||0||0||0|
|Armenia|| ||8||0||0|| ||0||0||0|
|Sri Lanka|| ||6||0||0|| ||0||0||0|
|Ukraine|| ||6||0||8||0.0 %|| ||0||0||0|
|Congo (Dem. Republic)|| ||0||0||6||0.0 %|| ||0||0||0|
|Iraq|| ||0||23||33||41.1 %|| ||0||0||0|
|Totals|| ||302||31||115||21.2 %|| ||0||0||0|
Asylum applications of refugees from LatviaLatvia is one of the countries, were refugees are not only migratiing in. Only in the year 2016 there have been 21 asylum applications, which were received for citizens from Latvia in other countries. Most successful have been the applications in Australia and in the United Kingdom.
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|United States|| ||15||0||0|| ||0||0||0|
|United Kingdom|| ||6||0||6||0.0 %|| ||0||0||0|
|Australia|| ||0||0||6||0.0 %|| ||0||0||0|
|Totals|| ||21||0||12||0.0 %|| ||0||0||0|
National migrant stock from 1995 to 2015
In 2015 a total of 263,126 migrants lived in Latvia. These are all residents who live permanently in the country but were born in another country. The amount includes granted refugees but no asylum seekers. The data are based on the results of censuses, as well as on estimates and projections of the United Nations Population Division.
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