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

Statistics

Latvia

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 5 14 30 5 7 20 8 34 51 52 61 296
Total Protection Status 1 0 3 6 0 0 9 8 3 9 25 18
Refugee Status 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 2 3 7 6
Other Protection Status 0 0 3 6 0 0 8 3 1 6 18 12

Source: Latvian Office of the Citizenship and Migration Affairs

Resettlement

Latvia has not resettled and does not plan to.

Source: Ministry of Interior

Latvia snapshot

Size: 65,000 km2

Population: 2.3 million

Year of EU Entry: 2004

In the Schengen Area: Yes

Protection Status Granted:  18 (2011)

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.