United States Committee for Refugees and Immigrants, U.S. Committee for Refugees World Refugee Survey 2004 - Portugal
, 25 May 2004, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/40b459450.html [accessed 28 October 2016]
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At the end of 2003, Portugal hosted 2 recognized refugees.
During the year, Portugal received 88 applications for asylum, 50 percent less than in 2002. The Portuguese authorities made decisions on 88 claims during 2003, granting asylum to 2 persons (2 percent) and residence permits on humanitarian grounds to 11 persons. The authorities rejected 75 applicants, of whom 16 were turned back at the border.