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Asylum applications and refugees from Tunisia

9,668 people from Tunisia fled in 2021 and applied for asylum in other countries, according to UNHCR data. This corresponds to approximately 0.081% of all residents. The most common destination countries have been Italy, Germany and Spain. Overall, 93 percent of the asylum applications have been rejected. The most successful have been the refugees in the United States and Canada.

A total of 54 people fled to the United States from Tunisia. With 10 positive decisions, 50.00 percent of all new applications have been accepted. Another 10 applications were rejected, and no decisions were made on those remaining in 2021.

In a second table below you can additionally find the refugees who came from abroad and applied for asylum inTunisia.

Refugee countries by origin and destination


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Development of asylum applications from citizens from Tunisia 2000 to 2021

The top line represents the total number of asylum applications (first applications + reviews). Below are the number of recognized refugees (green) and rejected applications (red).

Asylum applications of refugees from Tunisia

The total number of initial and continuing applications refers to the year 2021. Please note that the number of decisions (acceptances or rejections) does not have to add up with the number of applications because there may still have been open cases from previous years. Also, they don't 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
Italy6,487831,5485.1 %
Germany71002840.0 %
Spain563363419.5 %
Austria52752072.4 %
France279313268.7 %
Netherlands26452317.9 %
Switzerland1700350.0 %
Romania1620650.0 %
Belgium90152042.9 %
Canada58252748.1 %
United States54101050.0 %
Slovenia5300
Sweden480310.0 %
United Kingdom460130.0 %
Bulgaria32050.0 %
Denmark22050.0 %
Croatia220170.0 %
Luxembourg150100.0 %
Greece1451920.8 %
Serbia1400
Brazil13050.0 %
Czechia1100
Slovakia900
Ireland5050.0 %
South Korea00430.0 %
Malta0050.0 %
Poland0050.0 %
Totals9,6682153,0496.6 %

Reviews

DestinationAppliedAcceptedRejectedAcceptance
rate
Italy000
Germany50251014.7 %
Spain000
Austria000
France1952015211.6 %
Netherlands1800
Switzerland2700
Romania000
Belgium000
Canada240140.0 %
United States1100
Slovenia000
Sweden590490.0 %
United Kingdom7050.0 %
Bulgaria000
Denmark000
Croatia5050.0 %
Luxembourg000
Greece250100.0 %
Serbia000
Brazil000
Czechia500
Slovakia000
Ireland000
South Korea000
Malta500
Poland000
Totals883253366.9 %

Asylum applications from 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. In the year 2021, there have been 3,170 asylum applications from refugees of other countries. The most successful have been the refugees from Sudan and from Libya.

New Applications

OriginAppliedAcceptedRejectedAcceptance
rate
Ivory Coast1,6323316117.0 %
Cameroon29528584.8 %
Sudan292560100.0 %
Guinea284101638.5 %
Eritrea168230100.0 %
Nigeria8900
Libya79370100.0 %
Mali69110100.0 %
Congo (Dem. Republic)42050.0 %
Liberia3900
Burkina Faso33130100.0 %
Somalia3150100.0 %
Senegal2400
Chad1750100.0 %
Central Africa16110100.0 %
Ethiopia1500
Yemen14120100.0 %
Syria12120100.0 %
Algeria900
Congo500
South Sudan500
Turkey050100.0 %
Totals3,17026118758.3 %

Reviews

OriginAppliedAcceptedRejectedAcceptance
rate
Ivory Coast790430.0 %
Cameroon220120.0 %
Sudan500
Guinea340270.0 %
Eritrea000
Nigeria6050.0 %
Libya000
Mali000
Congo (Dem. Republic)90100.0 %
Liberia9050.0 %
Burkina Faso000
Somalia000
Senegal500
Chad5050.0 %
Central Africa000
Ethiopia000
Yemen000
Syria000
Algeria000
Congo000
South Sudan000
Turkey000
Totals17401070.0 %


National migrant stock from 1960 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 numbers includes granted refugees but no asylum seekers. The data are based on the results of censuses, as well as on estimates and projections from the United Nations Population Division.
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