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Government receives more requests for refuge than
those estimated by international organizations

By A.M. Costa Rica staff


Carlos Maldonado, representative of the U. N. High Commissioner for Refugees, said the organization estimated an approximate 9,000 refugee applications here in 2018.

The majority come from Nicaragua due to the sociopolitical crisis of the last four months.

Maldonado said that the commission, like all international organizations, had done planning for the year and that taking into account the uptrend, thought that there would be 9,000 requests for refugee status by the end of the year.

However, according to the data of the General Direction of Migration, 10,425 refugee applications have been received from Nicaraguans, and 7,000 requests had been registered  from Nicaraguans and others countries before the crisis for a total of 17,425 applications. This is almost double the number of applications projected by the commission.

By year, Costa Rica has received:

In 2014, 2,400 refugee applications were registered.

In 2015, refugee applications decreased to 2,200.

In 2016, the number of applications doubled to 4,500

Last year, applications increased to 6,300.

So far in 2018, the country has a record of more than 17,000 requests.
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A.M. Costa Rica wire services photo       

The majority come from Nicaragua due to the sociopolitical crisis of the last four months.


"We currently have around 17,000 people. These figures, in the context of Costa Rica with the institutional capacity, with the legislative framework and with the capacity that there is in Costa Rica, seem to me figures that are absolutely manageable," said Maldonado.


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