Building Knowledge for a Concerted and Sustainable Approach to Refugee Resettlement in the EU and its Member States

Statistics

Greece

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 3,083 5,499 5,664 8,178 4,469 9,050 12,267 25,113 19,884 15,928 10,273 -
Total Protection Status 397 295 100 28 33 88 127 163 379 66 130 -
Refugee Status 222 147 36 3 11 39 64 140 358 36 95 -
Other Protection Status 175 148 64 25 22 49 63 23 21 30 35 -

Source: Ministry of Citizen Protection

Resettlement

Greece has not resettled and does not plan to.

Source: Caritas NGO

Greece snapshot

Size: 131,957 km2

Population: 11.2 million

Year of EU Entry: 1981

In the Schengen Area: Yes

Protection Status Granted: 130 (2010)

Resettlement Scheme: No

Resettled Refugees: 0

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