Statistics

Bulgaria

Author

Bulgarian Helsinki Committee

Overview of statistical practice

The State Agency for Refugees (SAR) publishes monthly statistical reports on asylum applicants and main nationalities, as well as overall first instance decisions.1 Further information is shared with non-governmental organisations in the context of the National Coordination Mechanism. The Ministry of Interior also published monthly reports on the migration situation, which include figures on apprehension, capacity and occupancy of reception centres.2

 

 

 

Applications and granting of protection status at first instance: 2016














 

Applicants in 2016

Pending applications in 2016

Refugee status

Subsidiary protection

Rejection

Refugee rate

Sub. Prot. rate

Rejection rate

Total

19,418

Not available

754

587

1,732

25%

19%

56%

 

Breakdown by countries of origin of the total numbers

 

Afghanistan

8,827

:

2

9

430

0.5%

2%

97.5%

Iraq

5,348

:

36

38

278

10.2%

10.8%

79%

Syria

2,639

:

688

520

67

53.9%%

40.8%

5.3%

Pakistan

1,790

:

2

0

61

3.2%

0%

96.8%

Iran

451

:

3

2

38

7%

4.6%

88.4%

Stateless

69

:

13

8

6

48.2%

29.6%

22.2%

Sri Lanka

44

:

0

0

6

0%

0%

100%

Algeria

24 / 24

:

0

0

6

0%

0%

100%

Ukraine

24

:

0

0

34

0%

0%

100%

Bangladesh

23

:

0

1

3

0%

25%

75%

Source: State Agency for Refugees: http://www.aref.government.bg/index.php?cat=21.

 

Gender/age breakdown of the total number of applicants: 2016







 

Number

Percentage

Total number of applicants

19,418

100%

Men

7,717

40%

Women

2,357

12%

Children

6,572

34%

Unaccompanied children

2,772

14%

Source: State Agency for Refugees: http://www.aref.government.bg/index.php?cat=21.

 

Comparison between first instance and appeal decision rates: 2016

Statistics on second-instance decisions are not available at the time of writing.

About AIDA

The Asylum Information Database (AIDA) is a database managed by the European Council on Refugees and Exiles (ECRE), containing information on asylum procedures, reception conditions, detenti