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Asylum applications and refugees from Tunisia

4,036 people from Tunisia have fled in 2019 and applied for asylum in other countries. This corresponds to approximately 0.035% of all residents. The most destination countries hereof have been Spain, Italy and France. Overall, 95 percent of the asylum applications have been rejected. The most successful have been the refugees in Canada and in the United States.

A total of 475 people from Tunisia fled to Germany. With a total of 5 positive decisions 1.68 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 Tunisia.

Refugee countries by origin and destination


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Development of asylum applications from citizens from Tunisia 2000 to 2019

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 Tunisia

The total number of initial and continuing applications refers to the year 2019. 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

Destinationappliedacceptedrejectedacceptance
rate
Spain1,1395885.4 %
Italy708348373.9 %
France528182786.1 %
Germany47552931.7 %
Netherlands2965686.8 %
Slovenia1280170.0 %
Switzerland1240380.0 %
Sweden860590.0 %
Austria780440.0 %
South Korea730220.0 %
Canada64211263.6 %
Romania530160.0 %
Greece400110.0 %
United Kingdom380160.0 %
United States3553811.6 %
Belgium330110.0 %
Luxembourg300200.0 %
Croatia290150.0 %
Brazil2700
Denmark170100.0 %
Serbia1500
Montenegro1000
Norway500
Czechia5050.0 %
Iceland000
Totals4,036931,8984.7 %

Reviews

Destinationappliedacceptedrejectedacceptance
rate
Spain000
Italy000
France184141329.6 %
Germany103101028.9 %
Netherlands420100.0 %
Slovenia500
Switzerland2800
Sweden1020990.0 %
Austria000
South Korea000
Canada10050.0 %
Romania000
Greece500
United Kingdom1551327.8 %
United States50050.0 %
Belgium5050.0 %
Luxembourg000
Croatia000
Brazil000
Denmark10050.0 %
Serbia000
Montenegro000
Norway50100.0 %
Czechia500
Iceland16050.0 %
Totals585293916.9 %

Asylum applications of foreign refugees in Tunisia

Tunisia 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 2019 there have been 1,295 asylum applications from refugees of other countries. The most successful have been the refugees from Eritrea and from Sudan.

New Applications

Originappliedacceptedrejectedacceptance
rate
Ivory Coast58150100.0 %
Sudan247210100.0 %
Somalia18514573.7 %
Eritrea1651280100.0 %
Ethiopia4400
Libya36100100.0 %
Cameroon1700
Nigeria1000
West Bank1050100.0 %
Totals1,295183597.3 %

Reviews

Originappliedacceptedrejectedacceptance
rate
Ivory Coast14050.0 %
Sudan500
Somalia000
Eritrea500
Ethiopia500
Libya000
Cameroon5050.0 %
Nigeria5050.0 %
West Bank000
Totals390150.0 %


National migrant stock from 1980 to 2015

In 2015 a total of 56,701 migrants lived in Tunisia. 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.