Statistics

Bulgaria

Country Report: Statistics Last updated: 30/11/20

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Overview of statistical practice

The State Agency for Refugees (SAR) publishes monthly statistical reports on asylum applicants and main nationalities, as well as overall first instance decisions.[1] Further information is shared with non-governmental organisations in the context of the National Coordination Mechanism. The Ministry of Interior also publishes monthly reports on the migration situation, which include figures on apprehension, capacity and occupancy of reception centres.[2]

 

Applications and granting of protection status at first instance: 2019

 

 

Applicants in 2019

Pending at end 2019

Refugee status

Subsidiary protection

Rejection

Refugee rate

Sub. Prot. rate

Rejection rate

Total

2,152

1,101

181

300

1,134

11%

19%

70%

 

Breakdown by top 10 countries of origin of the total numbers

 

Afghanistan

997

351

11

27

631

2%

4%

94%

Syria

487

282

142

193

9

41%

56%

3%

Iraq

303

235

12

38

233

4%

14%

82%

Pakistan

96

31

4

0

80

5%

0%

95%

Iran

93

59

0

21

63

0%

25%

75%

Stateless

31

19

7

14

7

25%

50%

25%

Algeria

22

14

0

0

18

0%

0%

100%

Morocco

20

5

0

0

16

0%

0%

100%

Russia

14

16

0

0

11

0%

0%

100%

Lebanon

12

7

0

4

3

0%

57%

43%

Source: SAR.

 

Gender/age breakdown of the total number of applicants: 2019

 

Number

Percentage

Total number of applicants

2,152

100%

Adult men

1,220

86%

Adult women

201

14%

Children

207

9%

Unaccompanied children

524

24%

Source: SAR

 

Comparison between first instance and appeal decision rates: 2019

 

First instance

Appeal

 

Number

Percentage

Number

Percentage

Total number of decisions

1,615

100%

165

10%

Positive decisions

481

30%

:

:

Refugee status

181

11%

:

:

Subsidiary protection

300

19%

:

:

Negative decisions

1,134

70%

:

:

Source: SAR.



[1]  SAR, Statistics and reports, available at: https://bit.ly/2ur0Y1a. Only the latest available statistics are published at any given time.

[2] Ministry of Interior, Migration statistics, available at: https://bit.ly/372jvz7.

 

Table of contents

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