Refugees from Sierra Leone

2,993 people from Sierra Leone have fled in 2017 and applied for asylum in other countries. This corresponds to approximately 0.040% of all residents. The most destination countries hereof have been Italy, Germany and Brazil. Overall, 84 percent of the asylum applications have been rejected. The most successful have been the refugees in Guinea and in Ghana.

A total of 877 people from Sierra Leone fled to Germany. With a total of 155 positive decisions 13.98 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 2017

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 2017. 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
Italy 1,101232538.3 % 000
Germany 87715595414.0 % 390930.0 %
Brazil 145050.0 % 000
France 1262013313.1 % 105183534.0 %
Switzerland 11200 000
United States 91241758.5 % 56162539.0 %
Netherlands 6351821.7 % 230280.0 %
United Kingdom 49102528.6 % 2151722.7 %
Belgium 4553014.3 % 1000
Greece 440250.0 % 37080.0 %
Morocco 43080.0 % 000
Portugal 350250.0 % 000
Austria 34060.0 % 000
Australia 27060.0 % 000
Egypt 270210.0 % 000
Guinea 26290100.0 % 000
Spain 2500 000
Sweden 2250100.0 % 120100.0 %
Canada 217558.3 % 000
Mauritania 1500 000
Malaysia 1500 000
China 1200 000
Ghana 12120100.0 % 000
Ireland 1100 000
Zambia 500 000
Senegal 500 000
Luxembourg 500 000
Syria 0070.0 % 7050.0 %
Gabon 0090.0 % 000
Indonesia 0060.0 % 600
Norway 000 0070.0 %
Totals 2,9932951,55316.0 % 3163922814.6 %



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.