Statistics

Malta

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JRS Malta

Overview of statistical practice

No statistical information is publicly available in Malta regarding asylum, although UNHCR Malta publishes basic information on asylum applications and decisions on a monthly basis.

 

 

 

Applications and granting of protection status at first instance: 2016

 

Applicants in 2016

Pending applications in 2016

Refugee status

Subsidiary protection

Humanitarian protection

Rejection

Refugee rate

Subs. Prot. rate

Hum. Prot. rate

Rejection rate

Total

1,745

796

197

1,029

95

150

13.3%

70%

6.5%

10.2%

 

Breakdown by countries of origin of the total numbers

 

Libya

656

:

99

452

1

8

17.5%

81%

0.2%

1.3%

Syria

285

:

38

334

1

4

10.1%

88.6%

0.3%

1%

Eritrea

256

:

5

104

0

15

4%

84%

0%

12%

Somalia

227

:

9

94

0

10

8%

83%

0%

9%

Ukraine

84

:

0

0

34

0

0%

0%

100%

0%

Iraq

42

:

16

1

0

1

89%

5.5%

0%

5.5%

Ethiopia

27

:

3

11

8

17

7.8%

28.2%

20.5%

43.5%

Egypt

20

:

0

6

3

14

0%

26%

14%

60%

Nigeria

16

:

10

8

20

8

22%

17.4%

43.2%

17.4%

Sudan

16

:

0

11

1

5

0%

65%

6%

29%

Palestine

15

:

0

1

3

3

0%

14%

43%

43%

Iran

9

:

7

0

0

3

70%

0%

0%

30%

Source: Office of the Refugee Commissioner, data provided upon request, January 2017.

 

Gender/age breakdown of the total number of applicants: 2016

 

Number

Percentage

Total number of applicants

1,745

100%

Men

1,011

58%

Women

318

18%

Children

402

23%

Unaccompanied children

14

1%

Source: Office of the Refugee Commissioner, data provided upon request, January 2017.

 

Comparison between first instance and appeal decision rates: 2016

 

First instance

Appeal

 

Number

Percentage

Number

Percentage

Total number of decisions

1,376

100%

183

100%

Positive decisions

1,226

89%

50

27%

  • Refugee status

197

16%

16

9%

  • Subsidiary protection

1,029

84%

34

19%

Negative decisions

150

11%

133

73%

Source: Office of the Refugee Commissioner and Refugee Appeals Board, data provided upon request, January 2017. The total number of decisions does not include humanitarian status, inadmissibility or withdrawal decisions.

About AIDA

The Asylum Information Database (AIDA) is a database managed by the European Council on Refugees and Exiles (ECRE), containing information on asylum procedures, reception conditions, detenti