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Italy

Country Report: Statistics Last updated: 20/05/22

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Overview of statistical practice

The Department of Civil Liberties and Immigration of the Ministry of Interior publishes monthly statistical reports on asylum applications and first instance decisions.[1] More detailed statistics are made available by the National Commission for the Right to Asylum (Commissione nazionale per il diritto di asilo, CNDA).

 

Applications and granting of protection status at first instance: year 2021

  Applicants in 2021 Pending at end 2021 Refugee status Subsidiary protection Special protection[2] Rejection Refugee rate Sub. Prot. rate Special protection rate Rejection rate
Total 56,388 32,800*  8,107 8,761 6,329 29,790** 15% 17% 12% 56%

* 10,381 Dublin cases were also pending at the end of the year

** Include inadmissibility decisions

 

Breakdown by countries of origin of the total numbers

  Examined Refugee status Subsidiary protection Special protection rejection Refugee rate Subsidiary protection rate Special protection rate Rejection rate
Pakistan 7,734 414 1519 722 5,079 5% 20% 9% 66%
Nigeria 7,243 116 345 868 4,914 15% 5% 12% 68%
Afghanistan 5,544 2986 2407 11 140 54% 43% 0% 3%
Tunisia 4,730 85 13 271 4,361 2% 0% 6% 92%
Bangladesh 3,931 90 67 428 3,346 2% 2% 11% 85%
Mali 1,785 47 951 457 330 3% 53% 26% 18%
Senegal 1,575 33 82 278 1,182 2% 5% 18% 75%
Morocco 1,428 79 7 163 1,179 6% 0% 11% 83%
Gambia 1,309 40 97 169 1,003 3% 7% 13% 77%
Somalia 1,259 556 640 15 48 44% 51% 1% 4%
El Salvador 1,248 305 340 250 253 24% 27% 20% 28%
Ghana 1,095 35 50 149 861 3% 5% 14% 79%
Ivory Coast 1,056 98 121 115 722 9% 11% 11% 68%
Peru 1,027 151 15 271 590 15% 1% 26% 57%
Ukraine 978 33 214 270 461 3% 22% 28% 47%
Albania 873 65 4 203 601 7% 0% 23% 69%
Venezuela 854 199 543 58 54 23% 64% 7% 6%
Georgia 776 60 4 194 518 8% 1% 25% 67%
Egypt 749 53 6 58 632 7% 1% 8% 84%
Iraq 632 154 350 26 102 24% 55% 4% 16%
Colombia 577 108 75 144 250 19% 134% 25% 43%
Guinea 556 26 35 99 396 5% 6& 18% 71%
Cameroon 388 57 50 54 227 15% 13% 14% 59%
Kosovo 381 15 14 54 298 4% 4% 14% 78%
Eritrea 333 175 58 3 97 53% 17% 1% 29%
Turkey 331 93 42 86 110 28% 13% 26% 33%
Sudan 275 99 57 11 108 36% 21% 4% 39%
Others 4,320 935 655 902 1828 22% 15% 21% 42%

 Source: Minister of Interior-National Commission Statistics.

 

Gender/age breakdown of the total number of applicants: 2021

  Number Percentage
Total number of applicants 56,388
Men, incl. Children 46,067 81.7%
Women, incl. Children 10,321 18.3%
Children 8,312 14.74%
Unaccompanied children 3,257 0.57%

Source: Ministry of Interior, Confronto dati anni 2020-2021, available at: https://bit.ly/3s5DQAc.

 

Comparison between first instance and appeal decision rates: 2021

Statistics on appeals are not available.

 

 

 

[1] Ministry of Interior, I numeri dell’asilo, available in Italian at: https://bit.ly/3kvl29h – please note that they are “not consolidated datas”.

[2] It is a national form of protection that includes non-refoulement cases – humanitarian grounds protection- cases of family links and integration.

Table of contents

  • Statistics
  • Overview of the legal framework
  • Overview of the main changes since the previous report update
  • Asylum Procedure
  • Reception Conditions
  • Detention of Asylum Seekers
  • Content of International Protection
  • ANNEX I – Transposition of the CEAS in national legislation