Refugees in Cyprus

999 asylum applications by refugees were received in 2016 in Cyprus - according to UNHCR. Most of them came from Somalia, India and from Vietnam. A total of 474 decisions have been made on initial applications. Which were around 21% answered positively. 79 percent of asylum applications have been rejected in the first instance. Most successful have been the applications of refugees from Iran and from persons with unknown origin.

In a second table below you find the refugees, who fled from Cyprus and made their asylum application in other countries.

Refugee countries by origin and destination


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Asylum applications of foreign refugees in Cyprus

The total number of initial and continuing applications refers to the year 2016. 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

Origin appliedacceptedrejectedacceptance
rate
 appliedacceptedrejectedacceptance
rate
Somalia 224262848.1 % 2800
India 1980960.0 % 580120.0 %
Vietnam 15101200.0 % 960290.0 %
Sri Lanka 750400.0 % 240100.0 %
unknown 47705755.1 % 19500
Syria 4400 92120100.0 %
Nepal 43050.0 % 000
Turkey 27060.0 % 000
Ukraine 2500 000
Gambia 2100 000
Georgia 1800 000
Jordan 18060.0 % 000
Russia 1600 000
Eritrea 1200 000
Congo, Republic of the 1000 000
Ethiopia 1000 000
Ivory Coast 900 000
Congo (Dem. Republic) 900 000
Armenia 800 000
Iraq 800 19060.0 %
Lebanon 80150.0 % 2200
Iran 750100.0 % 350160.0 %
Pakistan 600 63090.0 %
Sierra Leone 500 000
Bangladesh 000 270120.0 %
Egypt 000 640170.0 %
Nigeria 000 600
Philippines 000 16050.0 %
Totals 99910137321.3 % 745121169.4 %





Asylum applications of refugees from Cyprus

Cyprus is one of the countries, were refugees are not only migratiing in. Only in the year 2016 there have been 6 asylum applications, which were received for citizens from Cyprus in other countries.
  

New Applications

 

Reviews

Destination appliedacceptedrejectedacceptance
rate
 appliedacceptedrejectedacceptance
rate
Australia 600 000
Totals 600 000



National migrant stock from 1980 to 2015

In 2015 a total of 196,167 migrants lived in Cyprus. 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.