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Asylum statistics January 2024

The CGRS has published the asylum figures for January 2024.

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The CGRS will resume processing Sudanese cases

In April 2023, an internal conflict broke out in Sudan between the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) led by the chairman of the Transitional Council, General Al-Burhan, and the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF) led by general Hemedti. Following the outbreak of this violent internal conflict, the CGRS suspended the processing of all Sudanese cases.

New Deputy Commissioner at the CGRS

Today, the Council of Ministers appointed Annick Goeminne as Deputy Commissioner at the CGRS. She will assume her new position on 4 March 2024. She will assist Commissioner General Sophie Vanbalberghe, as the other Deputy Commissioner Christophe Hessels has been doing since the beginning of 2022.

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Resuming case processing of Russian nationals

Because of the developments in the country, the processing of applications for international protection filed by Russian nationals was temporarily blocked.

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Asylum statistics: survey 2023

The CGRS has published the asylum statistics and results for 2023.

New policy Somalia

New policy regarding the security situation for the assessment of applications for international protection from Somalia.

CGRS resumes the processing of all Palestinian cases

Following the escalation of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in October, the CGRS decided to temporarily suspend decisions to grant or refuse subsidiary protection status in Palestinian cases.

Asylum statistics November 2023

The CGRS has published the asylum figures for November 2023.

Railway strike on 6 and 7 December: personal interviews continue

The CGRS is not cancelling the personal interviews scheduled on Wednesday 6 and Thursday 7 December.

Asylum statistics October 2023

The CGRS has published the asylum figures for October 2023.

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