Last year 2,840 first time asylum seekers applied for international protection in Cyprus

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In 2016 2,840 first time asylum seekers applied for international protection, marking a +35% increase since 2015 (2,105 applicants). That corresponds 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 form Syria, or 41%, 225 form Somalia, or 8% and 205 from Pakistan, or 7%.

To the contrary, in 2016, 1 204 300 first time asylum seekers applied for international protection in the Member States of the European Union (EU), a number slightly down compared...


Last year 2,840 first time asylum seekers applied for international protection in Cyprus


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