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French Asylum Requests Approached Pre-Pandemic Data in 2022

Statistics from the French refugee workplace Ofpra have revealed that France noticed round 131,000 asylum requests in 2022, a quantity approaching the report numbers seen previous to the Wuhan coronavirus pandemic.

The 131,000 asylum purposes are simply wanting the 132,000 purposes seen in 2019, the yr previous to the pandemic and the yr that set the report for asylum claims in France. The 2022 numbers are additionally a 27 per cent leap from these seen in 2021.

Afghan nationals had been the highest-represented nationality within the 2022 asylum declare statistics at 17,000 purposes for refugee standing, a 37 per cent enhance from the prior yr, based on Ofpra, whose statistical launch laid out the small print.

Bangladeshi nationals made up the second largest variety of asylum candidates at 8,600, adopted by 8,500 Turkish nationals, 8,100 Georgians and 5,900 from the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Whereas many migrants enter France via the Central Mediterranean route via Italy or the Balkan migrant route, an growing quantity are reaching France by first flying to South America.

Based on a report from the broadcaster Franceinfo, the abroad French territory of French Guiana has seen a rise in migrants arriving from Arab nations after flying to Brazil and crossing the border by land after which making use of for asylum in France.

France’s neighbour Switzerland has additionally launched new statistics on unlawful immigration this week, stating that 52,000 unlawful entries had been detected in 2022, a quantity 3 times larger than in 2021.

Swiss authorities said the overwhelming majority of unlawful migration got here from the nation’s borders with Austria and Italy, with Moroccans making up the most important share of illegals, adopted by Afghans.

The rise in asylum claims is simply a part of the silent migrant disaster in Europe final yr, which noticed unlawful entries into the European Union hit ranges not seen because the peak of the migrant disaster in 2015 and 2016, based on the European Union border company Frontex.

Italy, which noticed over 100,000 unlawful entries in 2022, has continued to see a surge of unlawful entries to date this yr, reporting extra migrants getting into its territory within the first 17 days than in the identical interval in 2021 and 2022 mixed.


Comply with Chris Tomlinson on Twitter at @TomlinsonCJ or electronic mail at ctomlinson(at)

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