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International migrants (2015): 353,900
New asylum applications (2016): 4,195

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42,880

Criminal prison population

2014

  • Criminal prison population
NumberObservation Date
42,8802014
47,6902013


123

Prison population rate (per 100,000 of national population)

2014

  • Prison population rate (per 100,000 of national population)
NumberObservation Date
1232014
1392013



36,423,000

Population

2015

  • Population
NumberObservation Date
36,423,0002015


353,900

International migrants

2015

  • International migrants
NumberObservation Date
353,9002015


1

International migrants as a percentage of the population

2015

  • International migrants as a percentage of the population
PercentageObservation Date
12015


261,882

Refugees

2016

  • Refugees
NumberObservation Date
261,8822016
277,7012015
271,1432014


7.69

Ratio of refugees per 1000 inhabitants

2014

  • Ratio of refugees per 1000 inhabitants
NumberObservation Date
7.692014


4,195

Total number of new asylum applications

2016

  • Total number of new asylum applications
NumberObservation Date
4,1952016
2,5242014


89.2

Refugee recognition rate

2014

  • Refugee recognition rate
NumberObservation Date
89.22014


48,200

Stateless persons

2016

  • Stateless persons
NumberObservation Date
48,2002016
50,0002015

International Law Expand all

Ratio of relevant international treaties ratified
  11/16
International treaty reservations Show sources
NameReservation YearObservation Date
CRC Article 1419941994
CEDAW Article 219861986
Ratio of complaints procedures accepted Show sources
NumberObservation Date
0/8
0/8
Relevant recommendations issued by treaty bodies Show sources
NameRecommendation ExcerptRecommendation Year
Committee on the Rights of the Child

§26. ...the Committee notes with concern that:

(a)    Victims of trafficking and of prostitution are reportedly being mistreated or abused during interrogation, and incarcerated, fined, convicted, deported or otherwise penalized for unlawful acts such as prostitution and immigration violations;

(b)    There are cases of girls sold into prostitution being kept in prison to “protect” them from reprisals for bringing shame on their family/community;

(c)    Mechanisms have not been put in place for the identification of child victims of offences under the Optional Protocol, and officials have not been trained or provided with any guidance to identify these child victims or children at particular risk, such as undocumented foreign migrant children or children arrested on prostitution charges.

§27.    The Committee urges the State party to:

(a)    Take prompt measures to ensure that children’s testimonies are regarded as full proof, and that children are allowed to file a complaint on their own behalf;

(b)    Immediately remove from prison all women and girls detained allegedly for their protection and provide them with all the support necessary;

(c)    Establish an effective system of reporting, with a child-sensitive inquiry and judicial procedure that fully protects children’s privacy and dignity;

(d)    Establish effective mechanisms to identify, detect and monitor children in vulnerable situations who are at risk of becoming victims of offences under the Optional Protocol, and provide these mechanisms with the necessary human, financial and technical resources, as well as training, for them to identify children who are  victims or at risk of offences under the Protocol;

(e)    Ensure that every child who has fallen victim to any of the crimes under the Optional Protocol is under no circumstances treated as a criminal, but always as a victim, and is provided with all the necessary protection, support and access to reintegration and recovery services;

(f)     Ensure that victims of trafficking are protected from any form of mistreatment and abuse when in contact with law enforcement officials, and have access to reporting channels.

2015

Regional legal instruments Show sources
NameYear of Ratification (Treaty) / Transposed (Directive) / Adoption (Regulation)
AC, Arab Charter on Human Rights2012

Relevant recommendations of the UN Universal Periodic Review Show sources
Recomendation IssuedYear IssuedObservation Date
No20102017
No2014

Socio Economic Data Expand all

Gross Domestic Product per capita (in USD) Show sources
Gross Domestic Product per capita (in USD)Observation Date
6,4202014
Remittances to the country Show sources
Remittances to the country (in millions USD)Observation Date
2712014
Unemployment Rate Show sources
Unemployment RateObservation Date
16.42014
Net official development assistance (ODA) (in millions USD) Show sources
Net official development assistance (ODA) (in USD)Observation Date
1,369.82014
Human Development Index Ranking (UNDP) Show sources
Human Development Index Ranking (UNDP)UNDP four-tiered rankingObservation Date
121Medium2015

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