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Asylum applications and refugees from Lebanon

1,921 people from Lebanon have fled in 2020 and applied for asylum in other countries. This corresponds to approximately 0.028% of all residents. The most destination countries hereof have been Germany, United States and Canada. Overall, 78 percent of the asylum applications have been rejected. The most successful have been the refugees in Armenia and in the United Arab Emirates.

A total of 535 people from Lebanon fled to Germany. With a total of 28 positive decisions 11.11 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 Lebanon.

Refugee countries by origin and destination


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Development of asylum applications from citizens from Lebanon 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 Lebanon

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
Germany5352822411.1 %
United States220113722.9 %
Canada1901204971.0 %
France176101048.8 %
Australia1684719719.3 %
Sweden965885.4 %
Netherlands88111052.4 %
United Kingdom78101835.7 %
Belgium590450.0 %
Greece50103124.4 %
Spain370860.0 %
Cyprus340110.0 %
Austria27105216.1 %
Italy2651033.3 %
Armenia2350100.0 %
Georgia2000
Serbia1400
Bulgaria11050.0 %
Nigeria1100
Switzerland100110.0 %
Denmark9050.0 %
Togo850100.0 %
Ukraine6050.0 %
Poland5050.0 %
Ecuador550100.0 %
Finland5050.0 %
Romania500
Jordan500
Brazil054310.4 %
United Arab Emirates050100.0 %
Totals1,9212921,04121.9 %

Reviews

Destinationappliedacceptedrejectedacceptance
rate
Germany15954391.1 %
United States95050.0 %
Canada50540.0 %
France82103721.3 %
Australia199154525.0 %
Sweden26903270.0 %
Netherlands55550.0 %
United Kingdom95550.0 %
Belgium3653512.5 %
Greece230420.0 %
Spain000
Cyprus00110.0 %
Austria000
Italy000
Armenia000
Georgia000
Serbia000
Bulgaria000
Nigeria000
Switzerland900
Denmark7050.0 %
Togo000
Ukraine500
Poland500
Ecuador000
Finland000
Romania000
Jordan000
Brazil000
United Arab Emirates000
Totals908451,0104.3 %

Asylum applications of foreign refugees in Lebanon

Lebanon 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 1,484 asylum applications from refugees of other countries. The most successful have been the refugees from Eritrea and from Algeria.

New Applications

Originappliedacceptedrejectedacceptance
rate
Iraq4525550.0 %
Sudan4205632014.9 %
Ethiopia29051822.7 %
Egypt132263443.3 %
Nigeria270210.0 %
Bangladesh250100.0 %
Philippines220120.0 %
Yemen2050100.0 %
Jordan155550.0 %
West Bank1400
Iran135550.0 %
Cameroon11050.0 %
unknown700
Algeria650100.0 %
Eritrea550100.0 %
Kenya5050.0 %
Sri Lanka5050.0 %
Madagascar50100.0 %
Morocco550100.0 %
Togo5050.0 %
Gambia0050.0 %
Ivory Coast0050.0 %
India0050.0 %
Totals1,48412263916.0 %

Reviews

Originappliedacceptedrejectedacceptance
rate
Iraq248050.0 %
Sudan10851229.4 %
Ethiopia7152616.1 %
Egypt32050.0 %
Nigeria9050.0 %
Bangladesh5050.0 %
Philippines000
Yemen000
Jordan000
West Bank000
Iran500
Cameroon000
unknown000
Algeria000
Eritrea500
Kenya000
Sri Lanka500
Madagascar000
Morocco000
Togo000
Gambia000
Ivory Coast000
India500
Totals493105814.7 %


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)