Refugees: Eritrea:Written question - 166057

(Birmingham, Northfield)
Asked on: 19 July 2018
Home Office
Refugees: Eritrea
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the reasons for the yearly variation in the number of applications granted for refugee status from refugees from Eritrea in the last five years.
Answered by: Caroline Nokes
Answered on: 27 July 2018

The Government takes its international responsibilities seriously and grants protection to those who qualify. In assessing claims decision makers must still consider the individual facts and merits of a particular case aswell as the objective country information.

The table below is taken from published statistics and shows that the grant rate in 2015 and 2016 fell. This was due to a change to the Country Guidance advice over that time.

Year Claims Decisions Grants Grant Rate
2013 1387 960 787 82%
2014 3233 2463 2155 87%
2015 3695 3191 1531 48%
2016 2230 1838 1237 67%
2017 1093 1415 1145 80%

The full set of published statistics can be found at

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