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Statistics

France

Asylum Seekers and Refugees

 

 The Number of Asylum Seekers and Protection Status Granted
  2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Asylum Seekers 38,747 47,291 51,087 52,204 50,547 42,578 26,269 23,804 27,063 33,235 36,931 40,464
Total Protection Status - 7,323 8,495 9,790 11,292 13,770 7,354 8,781 11,441 10,373 10,340 10,702
Refugee Status - 3,220 5,093 5,796 5,605 - - - - - - -
Other Protection - - - - - - - - - - - -

Source: Office Français de Protection des Réfugiés et Apatrides

Resettlement

 

The Number of Resettled Refugees
  2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Resettled Refugees - - - - - - - - 211 151 1,094 -

Source: Secrétariat Général du Comité Interministériel de Contrôle de L’Immigration

Note: Figures in 2008 and 2009 refer to the number of persons selected in 2008 and 2009 in the framework of the resettlement programme and effectively resettled later on. The figure in 2010 refers to the number of refugees resettled on an ad hoc basis in the framework of Iraq 500 between 2008 and the end of 2010.

 

The Quota for Resettlement Since the Beginning of the Resettlement Programme
  2008-2011
Resettlement Quota 300

Source: Ministry of Home Affairs

Note: France has committed to consider 100 files a year which corresponds to around 300 refugees.

 

The Country of Origin of Resettled Refugees 2000-2011
  2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Afghanistan 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 -
Chechenia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 -
DR of Congo 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 0 -
Ethiopia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 23 0 -
Iran 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 24 3 0 -
Iraq 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 1,094 -
Palestine 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 40 76 0 -
Russia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 83 0 0 -
Rwanda 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 -
Other 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 64 11 0 -

Source: Secrétariat Général du Comité Interministériel de Contrôle de L’Immigration

 

The Country of First Asylum of Resettled Refugees 2000-2011
  2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Iraq 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - - 594 -
Jordan 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - - 150 -
Lebanon 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - - 34 -
Syria 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - - 297 -
Tunisia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - - 5 -
Turkey 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - - 14 -

Source: Secrétariat Général du Comité Interministériel de Contrôle de L’Immigration

France snapshot

 Size: 550,000 km2

Population: 64.3 million

Year of EU Entry: 1952

In the Schengen Area: Yes

Protection Status Granted: 10,702 (2011)

Resettlement Scheme: Ad hoc and Programme (2008)

Resettlement Quota: 100 files/year

Resettled Refugees: 1,094 (2010) 

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