Statistics

Greece

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

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Greek Council for Refugees Visit Website

Overview of statistical practice

 

Monthly statistics on asylum applications and first instance decisions are published by the Asylum Service,[1] including a breakdown per main nationalities.

 

Applications and granting of protection status at first instance: 2019

 

 

Applicants in 2019

Pending at end 2019

Refugee status

Subsidiary protection

Rejection

Refugee rate

Subs. Prot. rate

Rejection rate

Total

77,287

87,461

13,509

3,846

13,689

43.51%

12.38%

44.09%

 

Breakdown by countries of origin of the total numbers

 

 

Afghanistan

23,828

27,608

1,691

2,257

1,461

31.26%

41.72%

27.01%

Syria

10,856

16,165

6,565

2

37

99.4%

0.04%

0.56%

Pakistan

7,140

6,018

106

12

4,342

2.37%

0.26%

97.35%

Iraq

5,738

7,283

1,808

966

1,285

44.54%

23.79%

31.65%

Other countries

29,725

30,387

3,339

609

6,564

31.76%

5.79%

62.44%

                   

Source: Asylum Service. It concerns in-merit decisions only.

 

 

Number

Percentage

Total number of applicants

77,287

100%

Men

51,749

67%

Women

25,536

33%

Children

25,368

32.8%

Unaccompanied children

3,330

4.3%

Source: Asylum Service. The figures on children and unaccompanied children are part of the figures on men and women.

 

Comparison between first instance and appeal in merits decision rates: 2019

 

 

First instance

Appeal

 

Number

Percentage

Number

Percentage

Total number of decisions

31,044

100

10,531

100

Positive decisions

17,355

55.9%

625

12.1%

Refugee status

13,509

43.5%

312

2.96%

Subsidiary protection

3,846

12.4%

313

2.97%

Referral for humanitarian status

Not applicable

Not applicable

640

6.07%

Negative decisions

13,689

44.1%

9,266

87.9%

Source: Asylum Service; Appeals Authority.



[1]           Asylum Service, Statistical data, available at: http://asylo.gov.gr/en/?page_id=110.

 

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