Asylum applications and refugees from Western Sahara

224 people from Western Sahara fled in 2021 and applied for asylum in other countries, according to UNHCR data. This corresponds to approximately 0.034% of all residents. The mostly chosen host country has been France. Overall, 91 percent of the asylum applications have been rejected. The most successful have been the refugees in the United Kingdom and Italy.

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Asylum applications of refugees from Western Sahara

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

France213374927.0 %
United Kingdom550100.0 %
Italy050100.0 %
Totals224474928.7 %


France3722211316.3 %
United Kingdom000
Totals3722211316.3 %
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