Playing the EU Asylum lottery

Fleeing war or persecution for the safety of Europe?

Asylum seekers have not truly made it until their applications are approved, giving them the right to remain as refugees or under some form of protection. A refusal can mean removal back to the country they fled, or life living in the shadows as an “illegal” migrant. Percentage rates of asylum approval across the European Union in 2014 varied dramatically.

The EU average rate in 2014 was 45%. Ireland comes in under that, at  38% [we had 1,060 applications].

Read the IRINNEWS.ORG Report.