Statistics

Malta

Country Report: Statistics Last updated: 19/05/21

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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: 2020[2]

  Applicants in 2020 Pending at end 2020 Refugee status Subsidiary protection Rejection Refugee rate Sub. Prot.rate Rejection rate
Total 2,419 4,320 76 192 605 8.5% 22% 69.5%
 

Breakdown by countries of origin of the total numbers

 

Sudan 444 1,149 19 0 24 44% 0% 56%
Bangladesh 260 144 0 0 130 0% 0% 100%
Eritrea 227 367 1 5 5 9% 45.5% 45.5%
Nigeria 214 224 1 0 30 3% 0% 97%
Somalia 146 205 0 5 79 0% 6% 94%
Syria 136 366 45 107 57 21.5% 51% 27.5%
Morocco 120 0 0 78 0% 0% 100%
Cote d’Ivoire 115 189 1 0 14 6.5% 0% 93.5%
Guinea 81 124 0 0 9 0% 0% 100%
Mali 67 154 0 0 17 0% 0% 100%

Source: International Protection Agency (IPA), April 2021. It should be noted that rejections include inadmissibility decisions

 

 

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

  Number Percentage
Total number of applicants 2,419 100%
Men 2,024 83.5%
Women 229 9.5%
Children 154 6.5%
Unaccompanied children 12 0.5%

Source: International Protection Agency (IPA), April 2021.

 

 

Comparison between first instance and appeal decision rates: 2020

  First instance Appeal
  Number Percentage Number Percentage
Total number of decisions 873 100%
Positive decisions 268 30.5%
  • Refugee status
76 8.5%
  • Subsidiary protection
192 22%
Negative decisions 605 69.5%

Source: International Protection Agency (IPA), April 2021. Statistics on second instance decisions were not available at the time of writing of this report.

 

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

[2]           UNHCR Malta, Figures at a glance, available at: https://bit.ly/2OJOKLF.

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