Georgia grants asylum to 82 foreign citizens from January 1 to December 20, 2018

Georgia granted asylum to 82 foreign citizens during the period from January 1 to December 20 of 2018, - the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia told InterPressNews.

According to them, 51 of them were granted the status of refugee and 31 – the humanitarian status.

Reportedly, a total of 940 persons, including 216 citizens of Iran, 76 – of Yemen and 72 of Iraq, were seeking asylum in Georgia during the mentioned period.

The majority of the people, who were granted asylum in Georgia, were the citizens of Egypt – 20 citizens (the status of refugee), Yemen – 18 citizens (humanitarian status) and Iraq – 15 (the status of refugee).

The smallest number of citizens, who were granted asylum by Georgia, came from Somali (1 person), Russian (1 person) and Pakistan (1 person).