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Asylum applications and refugees from Lebanon

2,461 people from Lebanon fled in 2021 and applied for asylum in other countries, according to UNHCR data. This corresponds to approximately 0.036% of all residents. The most common destination countries have been Germany, United States and Canada. Overall, 71 percent of the asylum applications have been rejected. The most successful have been the refugees in Togo and Nigeria.

A total of 486 people fled to the United States from Lebanon. With 27 positive decisions, 16.56 percent of all new applications have been accepted. Another 136 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 inLebanon.

Refugee countries by origin and destination


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Development of asylum applications from citizens from Lebanon 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 Lebanon

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
Germany680133913.2 %
United States4862713616.6 %
Canada3542979276.3 %
France2082818313.3 %
Austria99101835.7 %
Sweden800590.0 %
Netherlands69435543.9 %
United Kingdom64321666.7 %
Belgium60108011.1 %
Brazil5853612.2 %
Italy440190.0 %
Switzerland340170.0 %
Nigeria3350100.0 %
Cyprus320370.0 %
Spain26050.0 %
Georgia245550.0 %
Togo2050100.0 %
Australia185550.0 %
Poland15050.0 %
Greece1452815.2 %
Romania1300
Armenia5050.0 %
Bulgaria5050.0 %
Denmark5050.0 %
Iceland500
Luxembourg5050.0 %
Norway500
Belarus050100.0 %
Totals2,4614951,20729.1 %

Reviews

DestinationAppliedAcceptedRejectedAcceptance
rate
Germany765252848.1 %
United States10620580.0 %
Canada121246527.0 %
France139145620.0 %
Austria000
Sweden188101855.1 %
Netherlands9050.0 %
United Kingdom175550.0 %
Belgium2000
Brazil000
Italy000
Switzerland500
Nigeria000
Cyprus2900
Spain000
Georgia000
Togo000
Australia117112332.4 %
Poland500
Greece340190.0 %
Romania000
Armenia000
Bulgaria000
Denmark6050.0 %
Iceland600
Luxembourg000
Norway500
Belarus000
Totals1,57210965214.3 %

Asylum applications from 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. In the year 2021, there have been 668 asylum applications from refugees of other countries. The most successful have been the refugees from Egypt and from Jordan.

New Applications

OriginAppliedAcceptedRejectedAcceptance
rate
Sudan3091201092.3 %
Ethiopia179141058.3 %
Egypt101380100.0 %
Bangladesh3300
Nigeria1150100.0 %
Afghanistan1050100.0 %
Jordan8100100.0 %
Iran750100.0 %
Kenya500
South Sudan550100.0 %
Cameroon050100.0 %
Eritrea050100.0 %
Iraq000
Yemen0100100.0 %
Totals6682222091.7 %

Reviews

OriginAppliedAcceptedRejectedAcceptance
rate
Sudan200107711.5 %
Ethiopia1470470.0 %
Egypt1950100.0 %
Bangladesh000
Nigeria1800
Afghanistan000
Jordan000
Iran1300
Kenya000
South Sudan000
Cameroon000
Eritrea000
Iraq50130.0 %
Yemen000
Totals402151379.9 %


National migrant stock from 1960 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 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. (Values of the graph in millions of immigrants)

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