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Statistics

Belgium

Asylum Seekers and Refugees

 

The Number of Asylum Seekers and Protection Status Granted 2000-2011
  2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Asylum Seekers 42,961 24,549 18,805 16,940 15,357 15,957 11,587 11,115 12,252 17,186 19,941 25,479
Total Protection Status 1,198 897 1,166 1,201 2,275 3,059 1,922 2,027 2,537 2,307 3,201 3,568
Refugee Status 1,198 897 1,166 1,201 2,275 3,059 1,914 1,841 2,143 1,889 2,107 2,857
Other Protection 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 186 394 418 1,094 711

Source: Office of the Commissioner General for Refugees and Statless Persons

Note: The numbers refer to number of files instead of number of individuals. The number of granted protection does not include the appeals.

Resettlement

 

The Number of Resettled Refugees 2000-2011
  2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Resettled Refugees   0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 47 0 25

Source: Office of the Commissioner General for Refugees and Statless Persons

 

The Country of Origin of Resettled Refugees 2000-2011
  2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Congo and Eritrea     0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 25
Iraq 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 36 0 0
Palestine 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 0 0

Source: Office of the Commissioner General for Refugees and Stateless Persons

 

The Country of First Asylum of Resettled Refugees 2000-2011
  2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Tunusia                      0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 25
Iraq 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 47 0 0

Source: Office of the Commissioner General for Refugees and Stateless Persons

 

 

Belgium snapshot

Size: 30,528 km2

Population: 10.7 million

Year of EU Entry: 1952

In the Schengen Area: Yes

Protection Status Granted: 3,568 (2011)

Resettlement Scheme: Programme to be implemented in 2013

Resettlement Quota: 100 refugees in 2013

Resettled Refugees: 25 (2011)

Source: The information about the size, population, in the Schengen area, and year of EU entry is taken from europa.eu.