The following table shows the number of asylum applicants, including dependants, removed to the listed countries between October 2006 and September 2007, inclusive.
Removals, voluntary departures and assisted returns1 of asylum applicants2, including dependants, to stated destinations, October 2006 to September 20073,4Number of asylum applicants, of whom:DestinationTotal removals October 2006 to September 2007Persons refused entry at port and subsequently removed5,6Persons removed as a result of enforcement action and voluntary departures6,7Persons leaving under assisted voluntary return programmes8Sudan9053550Burma5*—5Zimbabwe2702535210Iraq69020100565Democratic Republic of Congo150358530Sri Lanka515130195190Afghanistan980105435435 1 Includes enforced removals, persons departing voluntarily after enforcement action had been initiated against them, persons leaving under assisted voluntary return programmes run by the International Organization for Migration and those who it is established have left the UK without informing the immigration authorities.2 Persons who had sought asylum at some stage.3 Figures are rounded to the nearest five (— = 0, * = one or two) and may not sum to the totals shown because of independent rounding.4 Provisional figures.5 Includes cases dealt with at juxtaposed controls.6 Including persons departing ‘voluntarily’ after enforcement action had been initiated against them.7 From January 2005 figures include persons who it has been established have left the UK without informing the immigration authorities. It is not possible to separately identify asylum applicants who left ‘voluntarily’ after enforcement action had been initiated from those that left as a direct result of the enforcement action, due to data quality issues. Excludes assisted voluntary returns. Since January 2004 figures include management information on the number of deportations. Figures include people removed under AVR-FRS (facilitated return schemes) in 2006.8 Persons leaving under voluntary assisted return programmes run by the International Organization for Migration. May include some cases where enforcement action has been initiated.