LAST YEAR 276 UKRAINIANS RECEIVED INTERNATIONAL PROTECTION IN POLAND
In 2017 a total of 520 people received international protection in Poland, mostly citizens of Ukraine, Russia and Tajikistan. It is reported by Upmp.news with reference to Polish Radio.
In 2017, 5,000 foreigners asked for international protection in Poland. This was reported at the Office of Foreigners. The status of refugee or other form of protection was received by 520 people, mostly Ukrainians, Russians and citizens of Tajikistan.
The spokesman for the Office for Foreign Affairs, Yakub Dudzyak, said that citizens who met the criteria for granting one form of international protection were primarily: Ukraine (276 people), Russia (87 people) and Tajikistan (35 people).
In addition, 227 foreigners were granted permission to tolerant or consent stay for humanitarian reasons (so-called national protection).
Dudziak noted that just over a half of foreigners (57%) filed a petition for the first time. One statement concerned an average of two people, while in the case of Russian citizens – three people. About half of the applicants are children.
The main forms of international protection are refugee status and additional protection. A foreigner is granted for international protection if in the country of his origin he is faced with persecution or there is a real risk of loss of life and health. This issue in Poland is governed by the law on the protection of foreigners in the territory of the Republic of Poland.
Last year, 2,1 thousand of foreigners received negative decisions, and 3 thousand proceedings were stopped (53%). This is the case if a foreigner is not interested in continuing the procedure in Poland and leaves the country (most often going to Western European countries). Almost 80% of cases of termination of proceedings related to applicants from Russia, – reported in the Office.