Statistics

Poland

Author

Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights

Overview of statistical practice

 

Statistics are provided by the Head of the Office for foreigners on a weekly basis. They are available on their website.1 Also the Head of the Office for Foreigners prepares every year an annual report on migration situation in Poland. The statistics presented below were provided under request.

 

 

 

Table 1: Applications and granting of protection status at first instance: 2016














 

Applicants in 2016

Pending applications in 2016

Refugee status

Subsidiary protection

Humanitarian protection2

Rejection

Refugee rate

Subs. Prot. rate

Hum. Prot. rate

Rejection rate

Total

12321

3431

108

150

177

2188

 

 

n/a

 

 

Breakdown by countries of origin of the total numbers

 

Russia

8994

2185

10

57

 

1125

 

 

 

 

Ukraine

1306

520

16

51

 

696

 

 

 

 

Tajikistan

882

124

6

7

 

109

 

 

 

 

Armenia

344

78

0

0

 

14

 

 

 

 

Georgia

124

179

0

1

 

36

 

 

 

 

Vietnam

84

31

0

0

 

51

 

 

 

 

Kirgistan

72

24

0

1

 

31

 

 

 

 

Turkey

65

13

0

0

 

26

 

 

 

 

Syria

47

18

40

3

 

1

 

 

 

 

Belarus

46

32

4

0

 

9

 

 

 

 

Source: Office for Foreigners

 

Gender/age breakdown of the total number of applicants: 2016 – not available as of 31 January 2016







 

Number

Percentage

Total number of applicants

 

 

Men

 

 

Women

 

50%

Children

 

48%

Unaccompanied children

142

 

Source: „Napływ cudzoziemców do Polski w latach 2014-2016”, prepared by the Head of the Office for Foreigners

 

Comparison between first instance and appeal decision rates: 2016








 

First instance

Appeal

 

Number

Percentage

Number

Percentage

Total number of persons covered by decisions

11997

 

n/a

 

Granting protection:

 

 

 

 

  • Refugee status

108

 

20

 

  • Subsidiary protection

150

 

46

 

Refusing protection

2188

 

1969

 

Source: Office for Foreigners

 

  • 1. Website available at: http://bit.ly/2l6FUCB.
  • 2. There are 2 kinds of humanitarian status in Poland: humanitarian stay permit and tolerated stay permit, both granted in return proceedings by the Border Guard, not in the international protection proceedings.

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