EURASIA LIFT

Human Rights Issues in Eurasia / Правовые Вопросы В Регионах Евразии

Number Of Azerbaijani Citizens, Asking For Asylum Abroad, Increased By 36%

Posted by Info on 27/05/2010

Most Azerbaijani citizens wish to move to EU countries. So, if in 2008 there had been 1,691 applications for asylum, then in 2009 the figure was 2319. Results for the last 2 years by citizens of Azerbaijan received 4010 petitions.

Last year the number of Armenian citizens, who submitted the request for asylum has increased by 43% compared to 2008.

In Georgia increased by as much as 102%, that is, in fact the number wishing to leave the country in 2009 doubled compared to 2008.

The most attractive country for residence were the United States (in 2009, asylum in the United States asked 49 thousand people), followed by France (41 thousand), Canada (33 thousand), UK (29 thousand), Germany (27,5 thousand).

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