Human Rights Issues in Eurasia / Правовые Вопросы В Регионах Евразии

Asylum Seekers In Switzerland In 2009

Posted by Info on 22/01/2010

The total of asylum seekers in Switzerland hit 16,005 in 2009, whereof only 2,622 were granted a status.

Russia reportedly topped the list of post-Soviet states, which citizens were willing to find shelter in Switzerland, with 45% of applications approved. Therewith, the Swiss government received 90 applications (with only 1 was approved) from Armenia, 19 from Azerbaijan (7 approved), 76 from Belarus, 29 from Ukraine, 15 from Kazakhstan, 15 from Uzbekistan, 1 from Turkmenistan and 3 from Kyrgyzstan.

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