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Asylum applications and refugees from Tunisia

3,061 people from Tunisia have fled in 2020 and applied for asylum in other countries. This corresponds to approximately 0.026% of all residents. The most destination countries hereof have been Italy, Germany and Spain. Overall, 94 percent of the asylum applications have been rejected. The most successful have been the refugees in Jordan and in the United States.

A total of 417 people from Tunisia fled to Germany. With a total of 10 positive decisions 4.69 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 2020

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 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

Destinationappliedacceptedrejectedacceptance
rate
Italy1,021348373.9 %
Germany417102034.7 %
Spain357211929.9 %
France269253087.5 %
Netherlands24253711.9 %
Austria1610330.0 %
Switzerland13353014.3 %
Romania970430.0 %
Belgium590200.0 %
Sweden490260.0 %
United Kingdom330140.0 %
Slovenia280120.0 %
Luxembourg2700
United States27101050.0 %
Greece250250.0 %
South Korea250350.0 %
Denmark18050.0 %
Bulgaria16050.0 %
Malta12050.0 %
Serbia1200
Slovakia800
Bosnia and Herzegovina500
Canada500
Czechia5050.0 %
Croatia50120.0 %
Poland500
Iceland000
Brazil0050.0 %
Hungary0050.0 %
Jordan050100.0 %
Totals3,0611151,8675.8 %

Reviews

Destinationappliedacceptedrejectedacceptance
rate
Italy000
Germany101158914.4 %
Spain000
France1375538.6 %
Netherlands1300
Austria000
Switzerland2500
Romania000
Belgium50100.0 %
Sweden645726.5 %
United Kingdom6050.0 %
Slovenia000
Luxembourg7050.0 %
United States22050.0 %
Greece190210.0 %
South Korea000
Denmark5050.0 %
Bulgaria000
Malta000
Serbia000
Slovakia000
Bosnia and Herzegovina000
Canada000
Czechia500
Croatia5050.0 %
Poland0050.0 %
Iceland6050.0 %
Brazil000
Hungary000
Jordan000
Totals420252808.2 %

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 2020 there have been 2,317 asylum applications from refugees of other countries. The most successful have been the refugees from Sudan and from Eritrea.

New Applications

Originappliedacceptedrejectedacceptance
rate
Ivory Coast1,591200100.0 %
Guinea22000
Cameroon168100100.0 %
Libya122260100.0 %
Eritrea55900100.0 %
Mali4950100.0 %
Sudan30960100.0 %
Nigeria2050100.0 %
Somalia17180100.0 %
Chad1300
Ethiopia800
West Bank700
Iraq650100.0 %
Yemen6100100.0 %
South Sudan550100.0 %
Iran050100.0 %
Turkey0100100.0 %
Totals2,3173050100.0 %

Reviews

Originappliedacceptedrejectedacceptance
rate
Ivory Coast25050.0 %
Guinea500
Cameroon000
Libya000
Eritrea140100.0 %
Mali000
Sudan000
Nigeria000
Somalia6050.0 %
Chad000
Ethiopia7050.0 %
West Bank000
Iraq000
Yemen000
South Sudan000
Iran000
Turkey000
Totals570250.0 %


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.