Most applications for international protection were filed this year by citizens of three countries: Russia (2,600; mostly Chechens), Tajikistan (475) and Ukraine (455). They are followed by Armenians (112), Turks (56), Georgians (41) as well as Kyrgyz (20) and Syrian (19) nationals.
People seeking international protection mostly cross Poland's eastern border. Most of the applicants (73 percent) are women and minors.
Apart from the 38 positive refugee status decisions issued since the beginning of the year, the Office for Foreigners has also offered subsidiary protection to 38 people and 6 permits for tolerated stay. Seven hundred and forty-six applications were rejected and 3,300 cases were discontinued.
The refugee status recipients included citizens of Syria (21), Egypt (3), China (3), Uganda (2) and Iraq (2). Subsidiary protection was given to citizens of Russia (18), Ukraine (8), Iraq (7) and Syria (3). Tolerated stay permits were offered to citizens of Russia (2), Belarus (2), Pakistan (1) and Ukraine (1).
Since the beginning of the year, provincial governors have received over 40,000 regularisation applications, most of them filed by Ukrainians. (PAP)