Refugees chosing Lithuanian rather than Latvia or Estonia (updated)

August 10, 2007 at 9:18 am 3 comments

Russian Refugees in WWIAccording to the news portal the refugees are keener to chose Lithuania rather than Latvia or Estonia.  Lithuania received 312, Latvia – 19 and Estonia 8 refugees this year so far.  246 of the refugees to Lithuania came from Russia.

As the BNS informed additionally 17 Afghan citizens, 7 Georgian nationals, 5 Armenians and Belarusians and 4 nationals from Morocco and Uzbekistan, 3 individuals from Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kazakhstan and Nepal have applied for asylum in Lithuania.

Lithuanian institutions have received to applications from 2 Somali citizens and one citizen of Nigeria, Moldova, Cuba, Israel and Kongo each.

Another 5 persons have asked for asylum in Lithuanian possessing no citizenship whatsoever.

Refugee status this year has been granted to as few as 8 applicants — 4 of them came from Uzbekistan, 3 from Eritrea and another one from Belarus. These people were given permit for permanent residence in the country.


Entry filed under: Baltic States, Estonia, EU, Latvia, Lithuania, Northern Europe, Politics, Russia, Totalitarian regimes.

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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Global Voices Online » Baltic States: Refugees  |  August 11, 2007 at 1:35 am

    […] writes about refugees seeking shelter in the Baltic states: “Lithuania received 312, Latvia – 19 […]

  • […] 5, 2007 As the Lithuania’s migration department announced there are 450 refugees currently residing in Lithuania with permanent or temporary permits to live in the country.Over the […]

  • 3. nice  |  August 27, 2009 at 11:38 pm

    Nice.. Here in Finland our wonderful goverment gathers about 5000 somalians here EVERY YEAR !!!


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