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Additional 2,165 asylum certificates issued in Macedonia


2,165 certificates providing the right to claim asylum were issued in the past 24 hours, mainly to male foreign nationals, it has been reported. Of those, a majority are Syrian nationals (1,788), followed by Iranians (116), Iraqis (98), Afghans (66), Palestinian (47), Pakistanis (12), etc. No requests have been filed to recognize the right to asylum based on an already-­issued certificate.

Certificates to 62,586 foreign nationals were issued in the period between June 19 and September 6, mainly to Syrians (50,970), Afghans (3,477), Iraqis (2,849), Pakistanis (1,741), Palestinians (777), etc. Thus far, 49 requests for recognizing the right to asylum have been issued with 36 requests being filed by Syrians, including 10 children.