Relocation

Switzerland

Author

Organisation Suisse d'Aide aux Réfugiés

Relocation statistics: 2016

Relocation from Italy

Relocation from Greece

 

Pledges

Relocations

 

Pledges

Relocations

Total

630

340

Total

400

28

Source: SEM, Information provided by email, 18 January 2017.

 

Switzerland has pledged 1,030 places under the relocation scheme so far, and 368 persons have been relocated. These are: 332 Eritreans, 34 Syrians, one person from Iraq and one person from Central African Republic. The duration of the procedure is not recorded statistically.

So far one request has been rejected for security reasons.

Normally, there is no prioritisation of cases. The SEM treats the requests in the order in which they arrive. In certain individual cases, the Italian or Green authorities ask for an accelerated treatment (for example for medical reasons). As far as possible, the SEM takes this into account. So far there have not been any particular difficulties relocating vulnerable groups.1

Upon arrival, relocated persons enter the normal asylum procedure and are treated like persons who apply for asylum directly in Switzerland.2

  • 1. All information in this section: SEM, Information provided by email, 18 January 2017.
  • 2. SEM, Information provided by email, 5 August 2016.

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, detention and content of international protection across 20 countries.