Statistics

Malta

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JRS Malta

Overview of statistical practice

In 2017, RefCom has started to publish a quarterly statistical overview of its activity, including statistics on the number of applications, with a breakdown per nationality and gender, as well as the number and type of decisions taken.1 Only 2016 statistics were publicly available at the time of writing, however. UNHCR regularly publishes information on arrivals, asylum applications, decisions and reception of asylum seekers.2

 

Applications and granting of protection status at first instance: 2017

 

Applicants in 2017

Pending at end 2017

Refugee status

Subsidiary protection

Humanitarian protection

Rejection

Refugee rate

Subs. Prot. rate

Hum. Prot. rate

Rejection rate

Total

1,619

1,254

188

604

49

418

15%

48%

4%

33%

 

Breakdown by countries of origin of the total numbers

 

Libya

409

235

51

265

0

2

16%

83.3%

0%

0.7%

Syria

437

247

74

168

0

1

30.5%

69.1%

0%

0.4%

Eritrea

91

116

13

90

4

3

11.8%

81.8%

3.6%

2.8%

Somalia

333

323

5

49

0

7

8.2%

80.3%

0%

11.5%

Ukraine

35

42

0

0

8

83

0%

0%

8.8%

91.2%

Iraq

55

34

29

1

0

6

80.5%

2.8%

0%

16.7%

Ethiopia

21

32

5

6

7

5

21.8%

26%

30.4%

21.8%

Egypt

10

11

1

6

1

6

7.2%

42.8%

7.2%

42.8%

Nigeria

37

27

6

3

13

19

14.6%

7.3%

31.7%

46.4%

Sudan

6

15

2

4

3

7

12.5%

25%

18.8%

43.7%

Palestine

9

13

0

11

2

0

0%

84.6%

15.4%

0%

Iran

4

3

1

0

0

0

100%

0%

0%

0%

Source: Refugee Commissioner, January 2018. Rejections include inadmissibility decisions.

 

Gender/age breakdown of the total number of applicants: 2017

 

Number

Percentage

Total number of applicants

1,619

-

Men

928

57.4%

Women

280

17.3%

Children

397

24.5%

Unaccompanied children

14

0.8%

Source: Refugee Commissioner, January 2018.

 

Comparison between first instance and appeal decision rates: 2017

 

First instance

Appeal

 

Number

Percentage

Number

Percentage

Total number of decisions

1,210

-

252

-

Positive decisions

792

65.5%

6

2.4%

  • Refugee status

188

15.5%

2

0.8%

  • Subsidiary protection

604

50%

4

1.6%

Negative decisions

418

34.5%

246

97.6%

Source:  Refugee Commissioner, January 2018; Refugee Appeals Board, January 2018. Negative decisions include inadmissibility 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