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Asylum applications and refugees in Lebanon

2,645 asylum applications by refugees were received in 2019 in Lebanon - according to UNHCR. Most of them came from Iraq, Sudan and from Ethiopia. A total of 586 decisions have been made on initial applications. Which were around 24% answered positively. 76 percent of asylum applications have been rejected in the first instance. Most successful have been the applications of refugees from Iran and from Kuwait.

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

Refugee countries by origin and destination


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Development of incoming asylum applications in Lebanon 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 foreign refugees in Lebanon

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

Originappliedacceptedrejectedacceptance
rate
Iraq842351570.0 %
Sudan713419729.7 %
Ethiopia549121298.5 %
Egypt145224931.0 %
Nigeria710680.0 %
Jordan6350100.0 %
Philippines520280.0 %
Bangladesh410120.0 %
Iran29130100.0 %
Yemen2450100.0 %
Kenya190100.0 %
West Bank1600
unknown1400
Eritrea11050.0 %
Cameroon110100.0 %
Ghana10050.0 %
Sri Lanka1000
Benin5050.0 %
Congo5050.0 %
Gambia5050.0 %
Somalia500
Turkey500
Syria000
Kuwait0100100.0 %
Totals2,64514344324.4 %

Reviews

Originappliedacceptedrejectedacceptance
rate
Iraq54850100.0 %
Sudan1915518.9 %
Ethiopia660780.0 %
Egypt290140.0 %
Nigeria150190.0 %
Jordan000
Philippines120120.0 %
Bangladesh1300
Iran000
Yemen500
Kenya000
West Bank000
unknown000
Eritrea10050.0 %
Cameroon500
Ghana000
Sri Lanka500
Benin000
Congo000
Gambia000
Somalia000
Turkey000
Syria2100
Kuwait000
Totals920101795.3 %

Asylum applications of refugees from Lebanon

Lebanon is one of the countries, were refugees are not only migratiing in. Only in the year 2019 there have been 2,567 asylum applications, which were received for citizens from Lebanon in other countries. Most successful have been the applications in Morocco and in Armenia.

New Applications

Destinationappliedacceptedrejectedacceptance
rate
Germany707184244.1 %
Canada3571588166.1 %
Australia344122634.4 %
Brazil1520430.0 %
Sweden14010999.2 %
France1265955.0 %
Netherlands119141156.0 %
United States1103212520.4 %
United Kingdom9452417.2 %
Spain840210.0 %
Cyprus6400
Greece46142140.0 %
Austria3852417.2 %
Italy36422166.7 %
Belgium280380.0 %
Poland2300
Switzerland1951033.3 %
Ecuador1510566.7 %
Serbia1300
Bulgaria125550.0 %
Denmark10050.0 %
Norway500
Georgia5050.0 %
Ireland5050.0 %
Luxembourg5050.0 %
Ukraine500
Syria500
Armenia050100.0 %
Morocco050100.0 %
Totals2,5673451,33020.6 %

Reviews

Destinationappliedacceptedrejectedacceptance
rate
Germany21156830.7 %
Canada62255830.1 %
Australia25301010.0 %
Brazil000
Sweden35053531.4 %
France6253313.2 %
Netherlands14050.0 %
United States161191654.3 %
United Kingdom1551426.3 %
Spain000
Cyprus000
Greece500
Austria000
Italy000
Belgium240110.0 %
Poland0050.0 %
Switzerland000
Ecuador000
Serbia000
Bulgaria000
Denmark10050.0 %
Norway55550.0 %
Georgia000
Ireland500
Luxembourg000
Ukraine50100.0 %
Syria000
Armenia000
Morocco000
Totals1,182691,2995.0 %


National migrant stock from 1980 to 2015

In 2015 a total of 1,997,776 migrants lived in Lebanon. 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. (Values of the graph in millions of immigrants)