Tuvalu

Not Available

Immigration detainees

2019

Not Available

Detained children

2017

238

International migrants

2019

11,342

Population

2020

Overview

Types of facilities used for migration-related detention
Administrative Ad Hoc Criminal Unknown

01 October 2020

C. Farbotko and T. Kitara, “How is Tuvalu Securing Against COVID-19?,” DevPolicyBlog, 6 April 2020, https://devpolicy.org/how-is-tuvalu-securing-against-covid-19-20200406/
C. Farbotko and T. Kitara, “How is Tuvalu Securing Against COVID-19?,” DevPolicyBlog, 6 April 2020, https://devpolicy.org/how-is-tuvalu-securing-against-covid-19-20200406/

Like other Pacific-island nations that this platform has reported on (like Samoa and Tonga), Tuvalu had yet to report any COVID-19 cases as of October 2020. In March, the country instituted a State of Emergency and shut its borders to all inbound flights and vessels. Tuvalu has one hospital for its approximately 11,000-person population, with limited medical personnel and equipment, resulting in fears that a domestic outbreak would overwhelm the health system.

Tuvalu has ratified the Refugee Convention, but it does not receive significant numbers of asylum seekers or refugees, and immigration measures like detention and deportation do not appear to be employed as enforcement tools.


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IMMIGRATION AND DETENTION-RELATED STATISTICS

Total number of immigration detainees by year
Not Available
2019
Total number of detained minors
Not Available
2017
Criminal prison population
11
2014
8
2013
Percentage of foreign prisoners
0
2007
Prison population rate (per 100,000 of national population)
110
2014
80
2013
Population
11,342
2020
10,000
2015
International migrants
238
2019
100
2015
International migrants as a percentage of the population
1.4
2015
Refugees
2
2015
Stateless persons
0
2015

SOCIO-ECONOMIC INDICATORS

Gross Domestic Product per capita (in USD)
3,826
2014
Remittances to the country
4
2014
Net official development assistance (ODA) (in millions USD)
34.4
2014

DOMESTIC LAWS AND POLICIES

Legal tradition
Common law
2017

INTERNATIONAL LAW

Ratio of complaints procedures accepted
Observation Date
0/3
2017
Relevant recommendations of the UN Universal Periodic Review
Observation Date
No 2009
2017
No 2013
2017

INSTITUTIONAL INDICATORS