In the course of the first six months of the current year 765 foreigners asked for asylum in Czech Republic. Ukrainians are in the lead as to the number of asylum applications – 246 Ukrainians applied for asylum in Czech Republic in 2016. This is 134 persons less in comparison with the similar period of the last year. Migrants from Iraq submitted 131 applications. Among the citizens of other countries applying for asylum in Czech Republic are the Christians from China (64 persons), Cubans (40), about 30 persons are the citizens of Syria and Vietnam.