Statistics

Malta

Country Report: Statistics Last updated: 23/05/22

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Overview of statistical practice

 

Regular statistics are not published by the authorities. UNHCR Malta regularly publishes information on arrivals, asylum applications, decisions and reception of asylum seekers.[1]

 

Applications and granting of protection status at first instance: 2021 

  Applicants in 2021 Pending at end 2021 Refugee status Subsidiary protection Rejection Refugee rate Sub. Prot. rate Rejection rate
Total 1,281 3,265 14 153 477* 2% 24% 74%
Breakdown by countries of origin of the total numbers
Sudan 198 681 5 1 2 71% 14% 25%
Syria 186 411 0 45 37 0% 55% 45%
Eritrea 163 301 0 69 3 0% 95% 5%
Somalia 113 272 0 3 3 0% 50% 50%
Libya 70 227 4 32 13 8% 65% 27%
Bangladesh 53 0 1 0 130 1% 0% 99%
Egypt 45 0 0 0 79 0% 0% 100%
Gambia, THE 42 104 -**
Nigeria 40 195 0 0 34 0% 0% 100%
Cote d’Ivoire 36 92 0 0 29 0% 0% 100%
Guinea 106
Mali 104
Morocco 1 0 63 1 0% 99%

 Source: International Protection Agency, March 2022.

 

*This does not include inadmissibility decisions. The total number of rejections including inadmissibility decisions is 521 with a rejection rate of 76%.

** Data not provided

 

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

  Number Percentage
Total number of applicants 1,281
Men (incl. children) 1,054 82%
Women (incl. children) 232 18%
Children 156 12%
Unaccompanied children 5

Source: International Protection Agency, March 2022.

 

Comparison between first instance and appeal decision rates: 2021

  First instance Appeal
  Number Percentage Number Percentage
Total number of decisions 647 765
Positive decisions 170 26% 0 0%
  • Refugee status
14 2% 0 0%
  • Subsidiary protection
153 24% 0 0%
  • Temporary Humanitarian Protection
3 0 0%
Negative decisions 477 74% 765 99*%

Source: International Protection Agency, March 2022; International Appeals Tribunal, January 2022.

* 4 decisions were remitted back to the IPA.#

 

 

 

[1] UNHCR Malta, Figures at a glance, available at: https://bit.ly/3bgXj6a.

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