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Croatia

Country Report: Statistics Last updated: 27/05/21

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Overview of statistical practice

Limited asylum statistics for 2020 can be found on the website of the Ministry of Interior.[1] However, they did not provide a detailed breakdown on all grounds by country of origin in 2020.

Applications and granting of protection status at first instance: 2020

  Applicants in 2020 Pending at end 2020 Refugee status Subsidiary protection Rejection Refugee rate Sub. Prot. rate Rejection rate
Total 1,932 N/A 36 6 N/A N/A N/A N/A
 

Breakdown by countries of origin of the total numbers

 

Afghanistan 934 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Iraq 435 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Iran 100 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Syria 96 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Turkey 93 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Egypt 56 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Morocco 46 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Pakistan 30 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Algeria 23 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Eritrea 18 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

 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).[2] 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%.[3]

Gender/age breakdown of the total number of applicants: 2020

  Number Percentage
Total number of applicants 1,932 N/A
Men (incl. children) 1194 N/A
Women (incl. children) 738 N/A
Children 756 N/A
Unaccompanied children 186 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

  First instance Appeal
  Number Percentage Number Percentage
Total number of decisions on merits N/A N/A N/A N/A
Decisions granting international protection 42 N/A 1 N/A
 Rejection N/A N/A 104 N/A

Source: Ministry of Interior, Statistics, available in Croatian at: https://bit.ly/3gh62Lg.

 

 

[1]           Ministry of Interior, Statistics, available in Croatian at: https://bit.ly/3acOGM1.

[2]           UNHCR, Annual Statistical Snapshot – Asylum: Croatia 2020, available in English: https://bit.ly/3uV8coD.

[3]           UNHCR, Information provided on 18 May 2021.

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 I – Transposition of the CEAS in national legislation