Refugees from Sierra Leone

2,083 people from Sierra Leone have fled in 2016 and applied for asylum in other countries. This corresponds to approximately 0.028% of all residents. The most destination countries hereof have been Germany, Italy and France. Overall, 80 percent of the asylum applications have been rejected. The most successful have been the refugees in Syria and in the United States.

A total of 851 people from Sierra Leone fled to Germany. With a total of 6 positive decisions 11.54 percent of all applications have been accepted.

Refugee countries by origin and destination


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Development of asylum applications from citizens from Sierra Leone 2000 to 2016

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 Sierra Leone

The total number of initial and continuing applications refers to the year 2016. 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

 

Reviews

Destination appliedacceptedrejectedacceptance
rate
 appliedacceptedrejectedacceptance
rate
Germany 85164611.5 % 15090.0 %
Italy 61901470.0 % 000
France 106217521.9 % 7793520.5 %
United Kingdom 54133925.0 % 20101737.0 %
United States 47140100.0 % 2181142.1 %
Brazil 4591145.0 % 000
Greece 420300.0 % 23070.0 %
Netherlands 3872125.0 % 45161650.0 %
Guinea 330250.0 % 000
Belgium 280110.0 % 13070.0 %
Ghana 2490100.0 % 000
Portugal 2400 000
Canada 23060.0 % 000
Austria 2100 000
Ireland 1700 000
Malaysia 17090.0 % 000
Spain 1400 000
Australia 1260100.0 % 000
Syria 10160100.0 % 000
Morocco 900 000
Turkey 900 000
Egypt 8060.0 % 000
Sweden 89950.0 % 180140.0 %
China 700 000
Hungary 700 000
Cyprus 500 000
Mexico 500 000
Norway 000 8050.0 %
Ukraine 000 500
Totals 2,08311043520.2 % 2454312126.2 %



National migrant stock from 1980 to 2015

In 2015 a total of 91,213 migrants lived in Sierra Leone. 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.