Relocations under the refugee resettlement programme
Relocation is the term used when Third Country Nationals who are beneficiaries of international protection in one EU Member State are transferred to another EU Member State as part of a burden sharing exercise.
Ireland relocated 40 beneficiaries of international protection in Malta to Ireland for permanent resettlement between 2007 and 2013 as follows:
2007 - Eritrea (2), Ivory Coast (3), Sri Lanka (5)
2011- Ethiopia (9), Eritrea (1)
2012 - Somalia (10)
2013 - Somalia (10)
Total : 40
The relocations were the subject of a bilateral agreement between Ireland and Malta and did not form part of the Eurema project.. Once relocated to Ireland, such persons are granted programme refugee status and are resettled in the same way as other persons admitted under the resettlement programme. This programme is not conected to the more recent EU relocation programmes from Italy and Greece.
Figures for relocated refugees are included in a table showing the figures for Refugees Resettled between 2000 and 2009 on this page and figures for Refugees Resettled between 2010 and 2016 on this page of our website. Figures for relocated refugees are highlighted in pink e.g.
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