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Irina Marica
Senior Editor

Irina holds a BA in Journalism and has been part of the Romania-Insider.com team since its early days in 2011. She likes to keep the Romania-insider.com readers informed every day. Irina reports on various topics, on a wide range of areas such as politics, social or entertainment. She also writes travel or leisure articles, as well as interviews. She splits her time between Sinaia, her hometown, and Bucharest. Being born and raised in a mountain town, Irina loves spending time in nature, but she also likes to read, write, listen to music, travel, teach her dog new tricks and listen to other people’s stories (so don’t hesitate to contact her for an interview if you have an interesting story that you want to share with the Romania-insider.com readers). She dreams to visit Iceland one day and maybe get to see the Arctic Monkeys play live.  You can send her press releases or feedback on her stories by emailing [email protected]

 

Romania registers record number of asylum claims in 2020

Romania has registered a record number of asylum requests last year. According to data from the General Inspectorate for Immigration quoted by Digi24, a total of 6,138 asylum applications were made in 2020, which represented an increase of 137% compared to 2019. 

“6,138 requests for granting international protection were made during the reference period, rising by 137% over the same period of 2019 and, at the same time, exceeding the largest number of applications for international protection addressed to the Romanian state - 4,820 asylum applications submitted in 2017,” the General Inspectorate for Immigration said. 

Most applications were registered at the regional centers in Timisoara, Bucharest, and Maramures, and most asylum seekers were from Afghanistan (2,384), Syria (1,459), and Iraq (416).

At the same time, in 2020, more than 1,000 people have signed up for the integration program, 23% more than in 2019. Most of them were from Syria, Somalia, Iraq, and Afghanistan.

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(Photo source: Juan Moyano/Dreamstime.com)

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Irina Marica
Senior Editor

Irina holds a BA in Journalism and has been part of the Romania-Insider.com team since its early days in 2011. She likes to keep the Romania-insider.com readers informed every day. Irina reports on various topics, on a wide range of areas such as politics, social or entertainment. She also writes travel or leisure articles, as well as interviews. She splits her time between Sinaia, her hometown, and Bucharest. Being born and raised in a mountain town, Irina loves spending time in nature, but she also likes to read, write, listen to music, travel, teach her dog new tricks and listen to other people’s stories (so don’t hesitate to contact her for an interview if you have an interesting story that you want to share with the Romania-insider.com readers). She dreams to visit Iceland one day and maybe get to see the Arctic Monkeys play live.  You can send her press releases or feedback on her stories by emailing [email protected]

 

Romania registers record number of asylum claims in 2020

Romania has registered a record number of asylum requests last year. According to data from the General Inspectorate for Immigration quoted by Digi24, a total of 6,138 asylum applications were made in 2020, which represented an increase of 137% compared to 2019. 

“6,138 requests for granting international protection were made during the reference period, rising by 137% over the same period of 2019 and, at the same time, exceeding the largest number of applications for international protection addressed to the Romanian state - 4,820 asylum applications submitted in 2017,” the General Inspectorate for Immigration said. 

Most applications were registered at the regional centers in Timisoara, Bucharest, and Maramures, and most asylum seekers were from Afghanistan (2,384), Syria (1,459), and Iraq (416).

At the same time, in 2020, more than 1,000 people have signed up for the integration program, 23% more than in 2019. Most of them were from Syria, Somalia, Iraq, and Afghanistan.

[email protected]

(Photo source: Juan Moyano/Dreamstime.com)

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