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17.03.2017

Cyprus has become the cup to seek political asylum

In Cyprus, the number of applications for asylum has reached record levels.

Last year alone, requests were submitted 2840 and 35% on this more than in the year 2015, 2150 when it was submitted bids.

From 2840 41% of applications filed the citizens of Syria, 8% - Somalia, 7% - Pakistan.

According to the statistical agency «Eurostat», Cyprus today takes 5 position in the ranking of European countries by the number of requests for political asylum.

According to a report of a statistical agency, all of the EU countries in the year 2016 such statements filed 1 204 300 people, and in the year 2015 - 1 257 000. Of these, 334 800 - Syrian citizens, 183000 - 127000 and Afghanistan - Iraq.

In the ranking of countries by number of queries lead Germany (60%), Italy (10%) and France (6%).

A source: newsbomb

Tags: Cyprus Statistics