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Statistics

Portugal

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 224 234 245 116 113 113 129 224 161 139 160 275
Total Protection Status - - - - - - 30 29 82 48 57 50
Refugee Status - - - - - - - 1 12 3 6 20
Other Protection Status - - - - - - - 28 70 45 51 30

Source: Serviço de Estrangeiros e Fronteiras

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 17 16* 11 30 33 30

Source: Serviço de Estrangeiros e Fronteiras

* The refugees came from Malta as a part of relocation agrement but considered as resettled refugees.

 

The Quota for Resettlement Since the Beginning of Resettlement Programme
  2008-2011
Resettlement Quota 30

 Source: Resolution of the Council of Ministers No. 110/2001 of 12 July2007

 

 

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 10 6 0
DR of Congo 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 12 7 0
Eritrea 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 2 6 0 0 23
Ethiopia 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 1 0
India 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0
Iran 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Iraq 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 4 13 5
Ivory Coast 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0
Liberia 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
Mauritania 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Somalia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 0 1 3 0
Uganda 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0

Source: Serviço de Estrangeiros e Fronteiras

 

 

The Country of First Asylum of Resettled Refugees 2000-2011
  2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Angola 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0
Belarus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Libya 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Malta 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 0 0 0 0
Morocco 0 0 0 0 0 0 17 0 0 0 0 0
Mozambique 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 9 0
Senegal 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Syria 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 4 13 4
Tanzania 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 0 0
Tunusia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 23
Ukraine 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 9 1

Source: Serviço de Estrangeiros e Fronteiras

 

 

Gender of Resettled Refugees 2000-2011
  2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Male 0 0 0 0 0 0 - - - 13 11 13
Female 0 0 0 0 0 0 - - - 17 22 17

Source: Serviço de Estrangeiros e Fronteiras

 

 

Age of Resettled Refugees 2000-2011
  2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
0-15 0  0  0  0  0  0 -  - 15 10 12
16-20 0  0  0  0  0  0 -  - 5 5 2
21-40  0   0  0  0  0  0  -  - 3 9 9
Over 40  0   0  0  0  0  0  -  -  - 7 9 6

Source: Serviço de Estrangeiros e Fronteiras

 

Religion of Resettled Refugees 2000-2011
  2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Christian 0 0 0 0 0 0 - - - 12 14 15
Muslim 0 0 0 0 0 0 - - - 15 19 14
Orthodox 0 0 0 0 0 0 - - - 3 0 1

Source: Serviço de Estrangeiros e Fronteiras

Portugal snapshot

Size: 92,072 km2

Population: 10.6 million

Year of EU Entry: 1986

In the Schengen Area: Yes

Protection Status Granted: 50 (2011)

Resettlement Scheme: Programme (2007)

Resettlement Quota: 30 refugees/year

Resettled Refugees: 30 (2011)

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