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Asylum applications and refugees from Liberia

627 people from Liberia fled in 2021 and applied for asylum in other countries, according to UNHCR data. This corresponds to approximately 0.012% of all residents. The most common destination countries have been Cyprus, Germany and the United States. Overall, 78 percent of the asylum applications have been rejected. The most successful have been the refugees in Finland and Portugal.
A total of 58 people fled to the United States from Liberia. With 33 positive decisions, 28.45 percent of all new applications have been accepted.
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Asylum applications of refugees from Liberia

The total number of initial and continuing applications refers to the year 2021. Please note that the number of decisions (acceptances or rejections) does not have to add up with the number of applications because there may still have been open cases from previous years. Also, they don't have to be closed within the same calendar year. In addition, asylum procedures can also be closed, if the applicant disappeared or withdrew the application.

New Applications

DestinationAppliedAcceptedRejectedAcceptance
rate
Cyprus1670100.0 %
Germany715518.9 %
United States58338328.4 %
Guinea5400
South Korea5301500.0 %
France42118611.3 %
Italy3951821.7 %
Tunisia3900
Morocco20050.0 %
Algeria1900
Spain140100.0 %
Netherlands1000
Mauritania900
Canada6603265.2 %
China6050.0 %
United Kingdom5050.0 %
Portugal550100.0 %
Sweden500
Switzerland500
Belgium00150.0 %
Finland050100.0 %
Senegal050100.0 %
Totals62712947021.5 %

Reviews

DestinationAppliedAcceptedRejectedAcceptance
rate
Cyprus500
Germany1010650.0 %
United States6252417.2 %
Guinea000
South Korea000
France76103820.8 %
Italy000
Tunisia9050.0 %
Morocco000
Algeria000
Spain000
Netherlands500
Mauritania5050.0 %
Canada2751131.3 %
China5050.0 %
United Kingdom000
Portugal000
Sweden60150.0 %
Switzerland000
Belgium1000
Finland000
Senegal000
Totals3112016810.6 %

National migrant stock from 1960 to 2015

In 2015 a total of 113,779 migrants lived in Liberia. These are all residents who live permanently in the country but were born in another country. The numbers includes granted refugees but no asylum seekers. The data are based on the results of censuses, as well as on estimates and projections from the United Nations Population Division.
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