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 October 2023.

International protection

A total of 294 people applied for international protection in Luxembourg in October 2023, up from 243 in September 2023 and up from 290 in October 2022.

142 decisions on asylum applications were taken in October 2023, down from 170 the previous month, with 70 applicants (up from 61 in September) being granted refugee status in Luxembourg.

The largest number of applicants seeking asylum in Luxembourg in October 2023 came from Eritrea (66) followed by Sudan (62) and Syria (43).

So far this year, Luxembourg has received a total of 2,036 applications for international protection - up from 1,908 during the same period in 2022. Most applications came from Syrians (650; 31.9%), Eritreans (318; 15.6%) and Sudan nationals (106; 5.2%).

Temporary protection

A total of 90 people contacted the Immigration Directorate to express their interest in applying for temporary protection in October 2023, and subsequently applied for the status (up from 89 requests in September 2023).

More specifically, 80 Ukrainians and ten individuals from other unspecified countries applied for this status in October 2023.

So far this year (as of 30 October 2023), Ukrainian nationals have made up 91.4% of all applicants (850 out of a total of 930) for temporary protection in Luxembourg. Moroccan and Indian nationals represented 1% (nine people) and 0.9% (eight people), respectively.

A total of 83 decisions on temporary protection applications were taken in October 2023 (down from 89 in September), with 76 applicants being granted this status in Luxembourg (down from 77 in September).