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Spain’s 2020 asylum requests led by Venezuelans and Colombians

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - With 28,375 and 27,586 requests, respectively, Venezuelans and Colombians topped the list of asylum seekers in Spain in 2020, a year in which 4,359 refugee statuses were granted and 88,826 applications for international protection were registered.

The data are reflected in the Asylum and Refugee Office's 2020 Activity Report, published Thursday by the Spanish Ministry of the Interior which shows a 25% drop in asylum applications compared to 2019 during a pandemic year and with restriction on movement.

Of the over 116,000 international protection cases processed, the annual balance shows . . .

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