This report was written by Felicia Nica with support from the Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) Romania and was edited by ECRE.
The information in this report draws upon statistics provided by the General Immigration Inspectorate (IGI), interviews throughout 2019 with relevant stakeholders at IGI, UNHCR Romania and civil society
organisations, including legal counsellors providing services in the different Regional Centres for Accommodation and Procedures for Asylum Seekers of the country (Timișoara, Şomcuta Mare, Rădăuţi, Galaţi, Bucharest and Giurgiu), as well as visits to the Regional Centre of Timișoara on 17-18 October 2019 and the Public Custody Centre of Arad on 21 October 2019.
The information in this report is up-to-date as of 31 December 2019, unless otherwise stated.
The Asylum Information Database (AIDA) is coordinated by the European Council on Refugees and Exiles (ECRE). It aims to provide up-to date information on asylum practice in 23 countries.
This report is part of the Asylum Information Database (AIDA) funded by the European Programme for Integration and Migration (EPIM), a collaborative initiative of the Network of European Foundations, and the European Union’s Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund (AMIF). The contents of the report are the sole responsibility of JRS Romania, the author and ECRE and can in no way be taken to reflect the views of EPIM or the European Commission.