Registration of Non-Iraqi Asylum Seekers 2007 to 31-May-2011

from UN High Commissioner for Refugees
Published on 31 May 2011 View Original


Since the beginning of 2007, across Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, Turkey, Iran and the GCC countries, UNHCR has registered 56,695 non-Iraqi asylum seekers, the vast majority of whom have come from Afganistan, Sudan, Iran, and Somalia. All non-Iraqi persons are initially registered as asylum seekers before undergoing refugee status determination.
UNHCR has also registered 377,614 Iraqis, most of whom were registered as refugees on a prima facie basis, but there have also been Iraqi asylum seekers undergoing refugee status determination, resulting in a total of 434,309 refugee and asylum seeker registrations to date.