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Publication of UK Government Immigration Statistics for January to March 2016

Publication of UK Government Immigration Statistics for January to March 2016 and Office for National Statistics Reports

EU migration agenda as a cloud, Nando Sigona, 2015Thank you to the The International Migration team at the Migration Statistics Unit, ONS for circulating the details of these on the day of release via the Migration Stats Jiscmail list.

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has today, Thursday 26th May 2016, published the Migration Statistics Quarterly Report (MSQR). The report can be accessed from the following link:

https://www.ons.gov.uk/releases/migrationintheukmay2016

The MSQR series brings together statistics on migration that are published by the ONS, Home Office, and the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP).

ONS have also released the Short-Term International Migration Annual Report (STIMAR). The report can be accessed from the following link:

https://www.ons.gov.uk/releases/shorttermmigrationestimatesforenglandandwalesmid2014estimates

ONS have also released a ‘UK Perspectives’ article on international migration, which can be accessed from the following link:

https://www.ons.gov.uk/releases/ukperspectivespart22016

A press release has been published covering the above publications and providing more detail about the main messages. This can be accessed from the following link:

https://www.ons.gov.uk/news/news/migrationstatisticsquarterlyreport

Yesterday, ONS also published the 2014-based Subnational Population Projections for England:

https://www.ons.gov.uk/releases/subnationalpopulationprojections2014basedprojections

The Home Office’s Immigration Statistics January – March 2016 release is published today. It provides the latest figures on those subject to immigration control. The release is available at:

https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/immigration-statistics-january-to-march-2016

Listing of the data tables included in ‘Immigration statistics, January to March 2016’.
Immigration statistics, January to March 2016
Cross cutting staffing data for UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) and Immigration Enforcement (IE).

Estimates of Short-Term International Migration (1 -12 months, 3 – 12 months and 3 – 12 months UN definition) to and from the UK for England and Wales.

A user guide to Home Office immigration statistics.

User Guide to Home Office Immigration Statistics

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New Survey by Amnesty International: Refugees Welcome Survey 2016

Refugees Welcome Survey 2016: Views of Citizens Across 27 Countries
by Amnesty International

The vast majority of people (80%) would welcome refugees with open arms, with many even prepared to take them into their own homes, according to a global survey commissioned by Amnesty International.

The new Refugees Welcome Index, based on a global survey of more than 27,000 people carried out by the internationally renowned strategy consultancy GlobeScan, ranks 27 countries across all continents based on people’s willingness to let refugees live in their countries, towns, neighbourhoods and homes.

The survey shows people say they are willing to go to astonishing lengths to make refugees welcome. It also shows how anti-refugee political rhetoric is out of kilter with public opinion.

Download: Global Refugees Survey 2016

Further news: Refugees Welcome Index shows government refugee policies out of touch with public opinion.

 

New UNHCR report: 2014 Global Trends: World at War

New Publication from UNHCR:

UNHCR are pleased to announce that the following report has been published and is available for download via the UNHCR statistics website at:  www.unhcr.org/statisics

2014 Global Trends – World at War

UNHCRThe report provides an overview of the statistical trends and changes in global populations of concern to UNHC, i.e. refugees, returnees, stateless persons, and certain groups of internally displaced persons (IDPs), place din the context of major humanitarian developments and displacement during the year.

Some of the key findings of the report:

  • Global forced displacement has seen accelerated growth in 2014, once again reaching unprecedented levels. The year saw the highest displacement on record. By end-2014, 59.5 million individuals were forcibly displaced worldwide as a result of persecution, conflict, generalized violence, or human rights violations. This is 8.3 million persons more than the year before (51.2 million) and the highest annual increase in a single year.
  • Some 19.5 million persons were refugees, 14.4 million under UNHCR’s mandate and 5.1 million Palestinian refugees registered by UNRWA. The global figure included 38.2 million internally displaced persons and nearly 1.8 million asylum-seekers. If these 59.5 million persons were a nation, they would make up the 24th largest in the world.
  • An estimated 13.9 million individuals were newly displaced due to conflict or persecution in 2014. This includes 11.0 million persons newly displaced within the borders of their own country, the highest figure on record. The other 2.9 million individuals were new refugees.
  • For the first time, Turkey became the largest refugee-hosting country worldwide, with 1.59 million refugees. Turkey was followed by Pakistan (1.51 million), Lebanon (1.15 million), the Islamic Republic of Iran (982,000), Ethiopia (659,500), and Jordan (654,100).
  • More than half (53%) of all refugees worldwide came from just three countries: the Syrian Arab Republic (3.88 million), Afghanistan (2.59 million), and Somalia (1.11 million).
  • Over the course of 2014,some 126,800 refugees returned to their countries of origin. This figure was the lowest level of refugee returns since 1983.
  • A record high of nearly 1.7 million individuals submitted applications for asylum or refugee status in 2014. UNHCR offices registered 245,700 or 15 per cent of these claims. With 274,700 asylum claims, the Russian Federation was the world’s largest recipient of new individual applications, followed by Germany (173,100), the United States of America (121,200), and Turkey (87,800).
  • Children below 18 years of age constituted 51 per cent of the refugee population in 2014, up from 41 per cent in 2009 and the highest figure in more than a decade.

 

New Publication: UNHCR report: 2014 Mid-Year Trends

UNHCR are pleased to announce the release of the 2014 Mid-Year Trends report, which is now available and may be downloaded from the UNHCR statistics website at: www.unhcr.org/statistics.

The report provides a statistical overview of refugees, asylum-seekers, internally displaced persons (IDPs), returnees, stateless persons and other persons of concern to UNHCR for the period of 1 January to 30 June 2014. It is the second time only UNHCR is able to provide a global update at mid-year thanks to increased efforts put in place by both Headquarters and field colleagues.

The purpose of the report is to provide a snapshot of main trends in the number of persons of concern to UNHCR over this period, rather than providing a comprehensive overview of global trends in forced displacement. The report’s key findings show a dramatic deterioration in forced displacement during the first half of the year:

–       The total population of concern to UNHCR stood at 46.3 million at mid-2014, the highest level on record;

–       The global number of refugees at mid-2014 was estimated at 13.0 million, 1.3 million more than at the end of 2013;

–       The number of IDPs protected/assisted by UNHCR stood at 26 million, the highest on record;

–       The total number of persons of concern to UNHCR seeking protection within or outside the borders of their countries during the first half of 2014 exceeded 5.5 million individuals; and

–       Syrians have become the largest refugee population under UNHCR’s mandate, overtaking Afghans, who had held that position for more than three decades. At more than 3 million as of June 2014, Syrian refugees account for 23 per cent of all refugees under the organization’s mandate.

I hope that you will find the 2014 Mid-Year Trends report useful and interesting.

 

UK Government: Borders and immigration transparency data

The UK Government has published Data on UK Visas and Immigration, Immigration Enforcement and Border Force activities (including performance against targets).

The publication can be downloaded from the website at:  www.gov.uk/government/publications/borders-and-immigration-transparency-data

This document contains data on:

Border Force

  • clearance of passengers at the border
  • drug seizure volumes
  • drug seizures
  • convention on international trade in endangered species
  • seizures and volumes

UK Visas and Immigration

  • migration data
  • settlement applications from non-EEA partners on hold pending judicial review
  • older live cases unit
  • asylum applications concluded in 12 months
  • asylum 6 month decisions
  • life in the UK test data
  • MP’s correspondence within service standard
  • MP’s correspondence outstanding
  • MP’s complaints

Immigration Enforcement

  • foreign national offenders
  • family returns
  • cedars returns

Publication: UNHCR Report: Asylum Trends 2013

UNHCR Report: Asylum Trends 2013

This is to inform you that the following report has been published today and can be downloaded from the UNHCR website at http://www.unhcr.org/532afe986.html.

– Asylum Trends 2013 (Levels and Trends in Industrialized Countries)

Key findings:

Copyright: UNHCR

A.  An estimated 612,700 asylum applications were registered in 2013 in the 44 industrialized countries covered by the report, some 133,000 claims more than the year before (+28%). This is the third consecutive annual increase and the second highest annual level of the past 20 years.

B.  With 109,600 new asylum applications registered during 2013, Germany was for the first time since 1999 the largest single recipient of new asylum claims among the group of industrialized countries. The United States of America was second with an estimated 88,400 asylum applications, followed by France (60,100), Sweden (54,300), and Turkey (44,800). The top five receiving countries together accounted for six out of ten new asylum claims submitted in the 44 industrialized countries.

C.  The Syrian Arab Republic, the Russian Federation, Afghanistan, Iraq, and Serbia (and Kosovo: Security Council resolution 1244 (1999))  were the five top source countries of asylum-seekers in the 44 industrialized countries in 2013. Among the top-10 countries of origin six are currently experiencing violence or conflict – Syria, Afghanistan, Eritrea, Somalia, Iraq and Pakistan.

D.  The Syrian Arab Republic became for the first time the main country of origin of asylum-seekers in the 44 industrialized countries. Provisional data indicate that some 56,400 Syrians requested refugee status in 2013, more than double the number of 2012 (25,200 claims) and six times more than in 2011 (8,500 claims). The 2013 level is the highest number recorded by a single group among the industrialized countries since 1999.

UK Government Publishes Latest Migration Data

UK Government Publishes Latest Migration Data

Full details can be found as follows:

Home Office immigration statistics: user guide:
User Guide to Home Office Immigration Statistics – [Download PDF]
“This user guide to Home Office immigration statistics is designed to be a useful reference guide with explanatory notes on the Home Office’s quarterly immigration statistics releases.”

Immigration Statistics, October to December 2013:
[Link]
“This release presents immigration statistics from Home Office administrative sources, covering the period up to the end of December 2013.”

Monthly asylum application tables – [Link]

Children entering detention under Immigration Act powers – [Link]
“The figures maybe revised in subsequent quarterly immigration publications and should be seen as provisional.”

Tables for ‘Immigration statistics, October to December 2013’ – [Link]
“Listing of the data tables included in ‘Immigration statistics, October to December 2013’.”

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has today, Thursday 27th February 2014, published the Migration Statistics Quarterly Report (MSQR). The report can be accessed from the following link:

http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/rel/migration1/migration-statistics-quarterly-report/february-2014/index.html

The MSQR series brings together statistics on migration that are published by the Home Office, the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), ONS, and the National Records of Scotland (NRS).

See Also:

Migrants’ Rights Network – Migration statistics are difficult reading for Cameron but prove critics right

Migrants’ Rights Network – Asylum applications up by 21% across Europe in 2013