Asylum applications and refugees from Liberia

562 People from Liberia fled and applied for asylum in other countries in 2020, according to UNHCR data. This corresponds to approximately 0.011% of all residents. The most destination countries hereof have been the United States, Guinea and Germany. Overall, 78 percent of the asylum applications have been rejected. The most successful have been the refugees in Guinea and in Australia.

A total of 131 people fled to the United States from Liberia. With 44 positive decisions, 41.12 percent of all new 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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Asylum applications of refugees from Liberia

The total number of initial and continuing applications refers to the year 2020. 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

United States131446341.1 %
Guinea87391079.6 %
Germany70123426.1 %
South Korea6101330.0 %
France4552616.1 %
Italy240390.0 %
Morocco24050.0 %
United Kingdom11050.0 %
Netherlands11050.0 %
Belgium100150.0 %
Spain60230.0 %
Sweden50100.0 %
Australia05550.0 %
Austria0050.0 %
Totals56210537821.7 %


United States124132831.7 %
Germany100440.0 %
South Korea000
Canada0050.0 %
France2151426.3 %
Morocco0050.0 %
United Kingdom500
Belgium8050.0 %
Sweden17050.0 %
China5050.0 %
Australia5050.0 %
Totals2001811613.4 %

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 2020 there have been 20 asylum applications from refugees of other countries. The most successful have been the refugees from Turkey and from the Congo.

New Applications

Turkey15150100.0 %
South Sudan550100.0 %
Congo (Dem. Republic)050100.0 %
Totals20250100.0 %


South Sudan000
Congo (Dem. Republic)000

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 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.
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