Overview of statistical practice
Limited asylum statistics for 2020 can be found on the website of the Ministry of Interior. However, they did not provide a detailed breakdown on all grounds by country of origin in 2020.
|Applicants in 2020||Pending at end 2020||Refugee status||Subsidiary protection||Rejection||Refugee rate||Sub. Prot. rate||Rejection rate|
Breakdown by countries of origin of the total numbers
While the statistics on granted international protection from the Ministry of Interior do not provide a breakdown by nationality, figures shared by UNHCR indicate that in 2020, international protection was granted to the persons from the following countries: Syria (12), Iran (8), Iraq (7), Turkey (5), Democratic Republic of the Congo (3), Afghanistan (1), other (6). In addition, UNHCR indicated that a total of 378 asylum applications were pending at first and second instance in 2020, i.e. before the Ministry of Interior and administrative courts. According to UNHCR, the total recognition rate (for both refugee status and subsidiary protection) in 2020 was 16.87%.
Gender/age breakdown of the total number of applicants: 2020
|Total number of applicants||1,932||N/A|
|Men (incl. children)||1194||N/A|
|Women (incl. children)||738||N/A|
Source: Ministry of Interior, Statistics, available in Croatian at: https://bit.ly/3acOGM1; Ombudsperson for Children: Report on the work of the Ombudswoman for Children in 2020, March 2021, available online as of 6 April 2021 at : https://bit.ly/2RAtDfV.
Comparison between first instance and appeal decision rates: 2020
|Total number of decisions on merits||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Decisions granting international protection||42||N/A||1||N/A|
Source: Ministry of Interior, Statistics, available in Croatian at: https://bit.ly/3gh62Lg.
 UNHCR, Information provided on 18 May 2021.