In the first quarter of this year (January-March), 364 foreign citizens were registered as asylum seekers in Georgia, of which 126 were Ukrainian and 21 were Russian citizens. During the same period, 52 asylum seekers were citizens of Turkey, 31 of Iran, 17 of Afghanistan and 16 of Egypt.
According to the statistics of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, in the first quarter of the year, a total of 51 asylum seekers received humanitarian status, 13 of them were citizens of Ukraine and none of them was Russian; 21 were citizens of Afghanistan and 7 were citizens of Yemen.
Neither Ukrainian nor Russian citizens have been granted refugee status during this period. A total of 9 foreign nationals received this status, including citizens of Egypt, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Turkey.
In three months, the status was denied to 194 foreign nationals, including 10 Russians and none of the Ukrainians.
During the same period, a total of 40 foreign citizens were deported from Georgia, 4 of whom were Russian citizens. Citizens of Turkey, Iran, India and Egypt were also among those deported.
It should be noted that in the first three months of 2022, the number of asylum seekers from Russia and Ukraine increased significantly. In particular, during the past 2021, only 3 citizens of Ukraine and 54 citizens of Russia were registered as asylum seekers in Georgia.