Asylum: Africa

Home Office written question – answered on 24th November 2015.

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Photo of Kate Osamor Kate Osamor Labour/Co-operative, Edmonton

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of victims of human trafficking from (a) Benin, (b) Nigeria, (c) Uganda and (d) Zimbabwe who applied for asylum were successful in their application between 2010 and 2015.

Photo of James Brokenshire James Brokenshire Minister of State (Home Office) (Security and Immigration)

In total 420 individuals of the listed nationalities were confirmed as victims of trafficking between 2010 and 2015 of which 338 had an associated asylum claim split as follows: a) Benin [1], b) Nigeria [264], c) Uganda [62] and d) Zimbabwe [11]. The proportion of successful asylum claims for those cases where a decision had been made were: a) Benin [0% (0)], b) Nigeria [74% (156)], c) Uganda [85% (46)] and d) Zimbabwe [88% (7)]

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