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Statistics

Italy

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 42,656 38,977 34,877 29,245 20,665 20,050 20,374 27,363 62,215 36,693 12,121 37,350
Total Protection Status 5,378 6,693 4,045 3,936 4,857 6,314 7,163 13,138 23,589 19,643 7,558 10,288
Refugee Status 3,971 5,040 2,854 1,674 1,782 2,033 2,023 3,035 3,943 4,558 2,094 2,057
Other Protection Status 1,407 1,653 1,191 2,262 3,075 4,281 5,140 10,103 19,646 15,085 5,464 8,231

Source: Ministry of Interior

Note: In Italy, both local and national authorities have right to give protection status to refugees. Therefore, the numbers without the * refer to overall protection status (sum of local and national decisions) while the numbers with * refer to only the protection status given by national authorities.

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 39 30* 50* - -

Source: Italian Council of Refugees

*: The numbers refer to approximate numbers.

Italy snapshot

Size: 301,263 km2

Population: 60 million

Year of EU Entry: 1952

In the Schengen Area: Yes

Protection Status Granted: 10,288 (2011)

Resettlement Scheme: Ad hoc

Resettled Refugees: 32 (2010)

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