Tuesday, 9 July 2019

Ceisteanna (279)

Tony McLoughlin

Ceist:

279. Deputy Tony McLoughlin asked the Minister for Justice and Equality to set out in tabular form the number of persons from non-EU countries who arrived here seeking refugee status and-or asylum in each of the years 2013 to 2018, by country of origin; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29186/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Justice)

Figures on applications from the five countries with the most applications for the relevant years are publicly available on the website of the International Protection Office at www.ipo.gov.ie and are reproduced in the following table for ease of reference. 

Year

Nationality

Applications

2013

Nigeria 

129

 

Pakistan 

91

 

DR Congo 

72

 

Zimbabwe

70

 

Malawi 

55

 

Others 

529

 

Total 

946

 

 

 

2014

Pakistan

292

 

Nigeria

142

 

Albania

99

 

Bangladesh

99

 

Zimbabwe

85

 

Others

731

 

Total

1448

 

 

 

2015

Pakistan

1352

 

Bangladesh

286

 

Albania

214

 

Nigeria

186

 

India 

144

 

Others

1094

 

Total

3276

 

 

 

2016

Syria

244

 

Pakistan

233

 

Albania

222

 

Zimbabwe

192

 

Nigeria

176

 

Others

1177

 

Total

2244

 

 

 

2017

Syria

545

 

Georgia

302

 

Albania

282

 

Zimbabwe

262

 

Pakistan

200

 

Others

1335

 

Total

2926

 

 

 

2018

Albania

459

 

Georgia

450

 

Syria

333

 

Zimbabwe

282

 

Nigeria

251

 

Others

1898

 

Total

3673

 In compiling the data, the International Protection Office takes cognisance of Section 26 of the International Protection Act, 2015 which makes it an offence to identify an international protection applicant.  To comply with its legal obligations, the data is not disaggregated beyond what is published to ensure it does not run the risk of identifying individual applicants.