Between 2016 and 2017, the number of asylum applications from Ivorian increased by 112%. From 1531, they rose to 3246 excluding accompanying minors. These figures come from the 2018 annual report of Forum Réfugiés-Cosi.
In 2017, the Ivorians who sought protection from France are 3246. This represents an increase of 112%. This is also the largest increase recorded in the ranking of the top 10 asylum applications to the French State.
Forum Réfugiés-Cosi also indicates that in this top 10 of the asylum-seeking countries, women come first among the first-time applicants from the Democratic Republic of Congo (51%), Haiti (50.1%), Syria (46.7%), Côte d’Ivoire (44.4%) and Albania (41.5%).
A first-time applicant is a person who first applies for international protection or who has been included in such an application as a family member.
In 2017, the first asylum applications (excluding accompanying minors) amounted to 73,802, which is 15.4% more than the record level reached in 2016.
In 2017, the French Office for the Protection of Refugees and Stateless Persons (OFPRA) states that the number of asylum applications has increased to 100,613. This is an increase of 17.4% compared to 2016 .
The French Ministry of the Interior, for its part, said that 121,000 people have asked in 2017, the protection of France.