276 Ukrainians got international protection in 2017, - Poland

Source : 112 Ukraine

The issue is about the refugee status or another type of the protection
11:55, 22 January 2018

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276 citizens of Ukraine got the international protection in Poland in 2017. The Polish Department of Foreigners claimed this as Polskie Radio reported.

Totally, 5,000 foreigners asked Poland to provide them the international protection; 520 people were provided with the refugee status or another type of the protection. Mostly, there are the citizens of Ukraine, Russia and Tadzhikistan.

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It is reported with the citation of Jakub Dudziak, the spokesperson of the Department of Foreigners that 276 Ukrainians, 87 Russians and 35 Tajiks met the criteria of the provision of the international protection.

Also, 227 foreigners were provided with the permission for the tolerant stay or agreement for the stay under the humanitarian reasons (the so-called national protection).

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The majority of the foreigners, 57% applied for the first time. Averagely, one application considered two persons, for Russians it was about three persons. The half of people who appealed are children.

At the same time, 2.100 foreigners got the refusal and 3, 000 or 53% of the proceeding were closed. It concerns the cases when the foreigner does not want to continue the procedures in Poland and leave the country and mostly move to Western Europe. Almost 80% cases of the stop concerned the Russians.

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The main forms of the international protection are refugee status and the additional protection. The foreigner is provided with the international protection if the person is threatened by the prosecution or the risk of the loss of life or health in the country of origin.

As we reported Mateusz Morawiecki, the Prime Minister of Poland claimed that Poland accepted at least a few dozens or even hundreds of the thousands of the refugees from Ukraine. Svitlana Krysa, the Head of the Consular Department of the Embassy of Ukraine to Poland claimed that only 625 Ukrainians appealed to the Polish authorities with the request to provide them the international protection in 2017 and the dozens of thousands of the Ukrainian refugees are out of question.


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