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Statistics

Bulgaria

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 1,755 2,428 2,888 1,549 1,127 822 639 975 746 853 1,025 890
Total Protection Status 688 1,570 721 430 274 86 95 335 294 267 138 192
Refugee Status 267 385 75 19 17 8 12 13 27 39 20 10
Other Protection 421 1,185 646 411 257 78 83 322 267 228 118 182

 Source: State Agency for Refugees

Resettlement

Bulgaria has never resettled. It pledged to resettle 20-25 refugees in 2014 in the framework of a Pilot Resettlement Programme.

Source: State Agency for Refugees

Bulgaria snapshot

Size: 111,910 km2

Population: 7.6 million

Year of EU Entry: 2007

In the Schengen Area: No

Protection Status Granted: 192 (2011)

Resettlement Scheme: Programme to be implemented in 2014

Resettlement Quota: 20 to 25 refugees

Resettled Refugees: 0

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