Cyprus received 2,840 first-time asylum application in 2016

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Cyprus received 2,840 first-time asylum seekers in 2016, marking a 35% increase from 2015 (2,105 applicants), Europe’s Statistical Service (Eurostat) reported on Thursday.

 

The island’s figures correspond to a 0.2% share in the EU total, or to 3,350 applicants per million inhabitants (5th largest score in the EU), according to Eurostat.

 

Out of the 2,840 applicants in Cyprus, 1,165 came from Syria, or 41%, 225 form Somalia, or 8% and 205 from Pakistan, or 7%.

 

Meanwhile, in 2016, 1.204,300 first time asylum seekers applied for international...


Cyprus received 2,840 first-time asylum application in 2016


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