Asylum status applications in Poland on the rise
PR dla Zagranicy
Some 12,000 foreigners in Poland applied for asylum status in 2016, up two percent year-on-year, a spokesman for the Office for Foreigners has said.
Russian nationals from Chechnya make up about 73 percent of applicants, while 10 percent are from Ukraine, and seven percent from Tajikistan.
Refugee status was granted to some 100 people.
According to the spokesman, about 80 percent of application processes were remitted as applicants left Poland – most often for western Europe – a trend that is on the rise. (vb)