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Bulgaria, 13% of refugee accommodation occupied

Percentage of asylum seekers from Syria drops

08 April, 15:53
(ANSA) - TRIESTE - Around 13% of the accommodation capacities of the Bulgarian Agency for refugees are currently occupied, Novinite portal referred quoted official data. As of April 5th, 673 persons are staying at the refugee centres across the country. Since the beginning of the year, 165 persone have been granted refugee status in Bulgaria, 105 of whom are Syrian citizens.

Compared to the first semester of 2015, there has been a drop in the share of Syrian asylum seekers - from 45% to 11%, while the share of Iraqis asking for protection in Bulgaria rose from 14% to 48% in the same period. From January 1st to April 1st, 4,267 persons submitted the request for asylum. (ANSA).

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