18:08, 8 May 2023
YEREVAN, MAY 8, ARMENPRESS. 968 people requested asylum from Armenia in 2022, which is the highest figure since 2010. Citizens of Azerbaijan and Turkey are also among the asylum seekers, ARMENPRESS was informed from the Migration and Citizenship Service of the Ministry of Internal Affairs.
In 2022, Ukrainian citizens led the number of those applying for asylum: 484 people. In the same year, 289 citizens received refugee status, applications of 76 citizens were terminated, refugee status of 7 citizens of Ukraine was terminated.
The second among those requesting asylum from Armenia were Iraqi citizens: 198 people, from which 28 were granted refugee status.
Citizens of Iran are in the third place, in 2022, 106 citizens of Iran requested asylum from Armenia. 19 people received refugee status.
In 2022, 1 citizen of Azerbaijan also requested asylum from Armenia. Turkish citizens are also among the asylum seekers. In 2022, 8 Turkish citizens requested asylum from Armenia, in the same year, 1 citizen's asylum request was rejected, 1 citizen received refugee status.