The European Union Asylum Agency (EUAA) has revealed at present an evaluation revealing that from the start of the warfare, Ukrainians submitted about 21,700 asylum functions in EU+ international locations till April 24.
However, nearly all of Ukrainian refugees have registered for momentary safety, which on the identical time provides them rapid rights and alternatives for an preliminary interval of 1 to a few years however doesn’t require asylum, SchengenVisaInfo.com experiences.
Such information additionally exhibits that in February 2022, about 61,000 functions for worldwide safety had been filed within the EU+ international locations.
According to the EUAA, even when functions from Afghans and Syrians continued to fall, Ukrainians submitted roughly 2,600 functions, which is greater than 5 occasions the January stage of solely 460. The highest variety of functions from Ukrainian refugees was recorded within the week of March 1, with about 9,000.
From the start of March, asylum functions started to say no quickly attributable to the activation of the Temporary Protection Directive, which entered into pressure on March 4 and was shortly applied by EU nationwide authorities with the help of the EUAA.
“According to provisional estimates, about 2.3 million persons fleeing Ukraine have been registered for temporary protection as of April 24, which dwarfs asylum applications,” the report reads.
In February, Ukrainians had been ranked because the fifth-largest group of asylum seekers. Afghans and Syrians remained amongst the most important teams, submitting about 8,100 and 6,700 functions, respectively.
In addition, the drop in candidates was additionally seen amongst Iraqis in December, the place solely 2,200 registered.
Meanwhile, Venezuelans and Colombians got here to characterize the third and fourth-largest teams within the EU + for asylum-seeking, presenting considerably extra functions in February with about 4,300 and three,200, respectively.
In January, functions from unaccompanied undeclared minors resulted in 2,300, which was considerably decrease than on the finish of 2021
“Asylum authorities in EU+ countries issued about 42 300 first instance decisions in February 2022, broadly in line with January. However, monthly applications have continued to substantially exceed decisions since July 2021, by close to 19, 000 in February 2022 alone. As a result, cases pending at the first instance increased to about 453 800 at the end of February. About half of them were pending for less than six months,” the EUAA reveals.
The general recognition fee within the EU+ in 2021 was 35 per cent, whereas in February of this yr, it elevated to 41 per cent.
These rising charges rose for Syrians at 91 per cent, Belarusians at 88 per cent, Eritreans at 81 per cent, Palestinians at 72 per cent, and Afghans at 68 per cent.