Asylum applications and refugees from Liberia

1,021 people from Liberia have fled in 2018 and applied for asylum in other countries. This corresponds to approximately 0.021% of all residents. The most destination countries hereof have been South Korea, United States and Germany. Overall, 74 percent of the asylum applications have been rejected. The most successful have been the refugees in Australia and in Guinea.

A total of 177 people from Liberia fled to Germany. With a total of 12 positive decisions 8.22 percent of all applications have been accepted.

In a second listing below you find the refugees, who came from foreign countries and made their appication in Liberia.

Refugee countries by origin and destination

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Development of asylum applications from citizens from Liberia 2000 to 2018

The top line represents the total number of asylum applications (first applications + reviews). Below there are the number of recognized refugees (green) and the rejected applications (red).

Asylum applications of refugees from Liberia

The total number of initial and continuing applications refers to the year 2018. Please note that the number of decisions (acceptations or rejections) does not have to sum up with the number of applications, because there may still have been open cases from previous years. Also they dont 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



Destination appliedacceptedrejectedacceptance
South Korea 2500820.0 % 000
United States 2081408163.3 % 154112927.5 %
Germany 177121348.2 % 2860270.0 %
Italy 7961553.7 % 000
Canada 4660100.0 % 000
France 390390.0 % 390170.0 %
Morocco 340100.0 % 000
Algeria 2500 000
Mauritania 2500 000
Guinea 2160100.0 % 000
Spain 1600 000
Belgium 150100.0 % 50100.0 %
Netherlands 14050.0 % 700
Senegal 1300 000
Malaysia 1200 6070.0 %
Sweden 10050.0 % 600
United Kingdom 900 000
Ivory Coast 8060.0 % 000
Austria 7050.0 % 000
Libya 700 000
Central Africa 660100.0 % 000
Australia 0100100.0 % 000
China 0090.0 % 100260.0 %
Norway 000 500
Totals 1,02118654125.6 % 518111168.7 %

Asylum applications of foreign refugees in Liberia

Liberia is not only a country from which many people escape. There are also refugees from other countries, who apply for asylum here and hope for a better future. Only in the year 2018 there have been 11 asylum applications from refugees of other countries.

New Applications



Origin appliedacceptedrejectedacceptance
Congo (Dem. Republic) 1100 000
Totals 1100 000

National migrant stock from 1980 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 amount includes granted refugees but no asylum seekers. The data are based on the results of censuses, as well as on estimates and projections of the United Nations Population Division.