E-mail from Ligita Geidane, subject: asylum seekers
E-mail from Ligita Geidāne, subject: asylum seekers
Statistical data about Asylum seekers in Latvia from Office of Citizenship and Migration Affairs
Ligita Geidāne Office of Citizenship and Migration Affairs Asylum Affairs Division
Year of data collection
Asylum seeking and refugee women (girls) form African countries/ origin where FGM is performed
Prevalence data on FGM
Asylum seekers and refugee have not acknowledged themselves as victims of FGM
Disaggregated data per country of origin
Kenya - 1; Ghana - 1 (Refugee status granted); Somalia - 2 (alternative status)
Disaggregated data per age
Refugee from Ghana has a baby daughter (born outside Africa). No information about age of the child.
Limitations of study
There is no official information from Office of Citizenship and Migration Affairs available about asylum seekers disaggregated by gender and country of origin. The study is done by Ligita Geidāne.
Office of Citizenship and Migration Affairs, Asylum Affairs Division