Last year, the IB carefully checked the identity of all who appealed to the Latvian authorities for asylum. It is noteworthy that compared to 2014, asylum became a less — only 310.

However, there has been a different trend: in 2014, among the applicants were citizens of Russia, Georgia m Ukraine, in 2015 these were mostly Iraqis. Also among those who sought refuge in Latvia were citizens of Syria, Pakistan and Afghanistan.