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Statistics

Romania

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 1,366 2,431 1,151 1,077 662 593 464 742 1,176 995 1,038 2,064
Total Protection Status 171 205 188 206 156 69 63 161 138 94 123 108
Refugee Status - - - - - - - - - - - -
Other Protection Status - - - - - - - - - - - -

Source: Romanian Office for Immigration

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 0 38 0 0 0

Source: Romanian Office for Immigration

 

The Quota for Resettlement Since the Beginning of the Resettlement Programme
  2008-2010 2011 2012-2013
Resettlement Quota  120 refugees per three years 0  40 refugees per two years

Source: 2013 Proposal for a Government Decision for the Amendment of the Government Decision no. 1596/2008 on the Resettlement of Refugees in Romania.

 

 Number of Refugees Arrived in Evacuation Transit Center in Timisoara 2000-2011
  2008 2009 2010 2011
Number of Refugees  135 139   -

According to UNHCR the Evacuation Transit Center shelters individuals or groups of people facing acute danger in their country of first arrival and in need of immediate evacuation. Refugees are hosted in the center upto 6 months while waiting for final resettlement in a third country. The facility has the capacity of hosting up to 200 people. Since 29 November 2008 the Center has hosted a group of 38 Eritrean refugees, out of which 19 were already resettled to Sweden, whilst the remaining are bound for Canada in March. Also, on 16 December 2008 a group of 97 Sudanese refugees were evacuated to Timisoara from Iraq, followed on 26 January 2009 by a second group of 42 Sudanese refugees. All 139 refugees are bound for the U.S.A.

Source: UNHCR.

 

The Country of Origin of Resettled Refugees 2000-2011
  2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Burma                           0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 38 0 0 0

Source: Romanian Office for Immigration

 

The Country of First Asylum of Resettled Refugees 2000-2011
  2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Malaysia                       0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 38 0 0 0

Source: Romanian Office for Immigration

 

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 0 0 14 0 0 0
Female 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 16 0 0 0
Unknown (child) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 0 0

Source: Romanian Office for Immigration

Romania snapshot

Size: 237,500 km2

Population: 21.5 million

Year of EU Entry: 2007

In the Schengen Area: No

Protection Status Granted: 108 (2011)

Resettlement Scheme: Programme (2008)

Resettlement Quota: 40 refugees/2 years

Resettled Refugees: 38 (2008)

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