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The Directorate of Immigration of Luxembourg's Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs has published figures regarding applications for international protection (asylum) and temporary protection in the Grand Duchy for the month of April 2023.

International protection

A total of 173 people applied for international protection in Luxembourg in April 2023, up from 149 in April 2022 and up from 161 in March 2023.

95 decisions on asylum applications were taken in April 2023, down from 133 the previous month, with 27 applicants (down from 42 in March) being granted refugee status in Luxembourg.

The largest number of applicants seeking asylum in Luxembourg in April 2023 came from Syria (89), followed by Eritrea (nine) and Yemen (nine).

By the end of April, Luxembourg had received a total of 649 applications for international protection so far in 2023 - higher than the 604 applications received at this time last year.

Temporary protection

A total of 109 people contacted the Immigration Directorate to express their interest in applying for temporary protection in Luxembourg in April 2023, whilst 49 people actually applied for the status (down from 160 requests in March and 88 in February).

April 2023 marked over one year since the temporary protection mechanism was activated at the European level in light of Russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine. This may explain why the majority of applicants for temporary protection last month came from Ukraine (45). 

Overall, in the first four months of 2023, Ukrainian nationals represented 82.16% of applicants (398 people) for temporary protection in Luxembourg.

A total of 48 decisions on temporary protection applications were taken in April 2023 (down from 163 in March and 510 in February), with 42 applicants being granted this status in Luxembourg (down from 141 in March and 77 in February).

In the first four months of 2023, Luxembourg received a total of 398 requests for temporary protection.