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

 

Reviews

Origin appliedacceptedrejectedacceptance
rate
 appliedacceptedrejectedacceptance
rate
Iraq 842351570.0 % 54850100.0 %
Sudan 713419729.7 % 1915518.9 %
Ethiopia 549121298.5 % 660780.0 %
Egypt 145224931.0 % 290140.0 %
Nigeria 710680.0 % 150190.0 %
Jordan 6350100.0 % 000
Philippines 520280.0 % 120120.0 %
Bangladesh 410120.0 % 1300
Iran 29130100.0 % 000
Yemen 2450100.0 % 500
Kenya 190100.0 % 000
West Bank 1600 000
unknown 1400 000
Eritrea 11050.0 % 10050.0 %
Cameroon 110100.0 % 500
Ghana 10050.0 % 000
Sri Lanka 1000 500
Benin 5050.0 % 000
Congo 5050.0 % 000
Gambia 5050.0 % 000
Somalia 500 000
Turkey 500 000
Syria 000 2100
Kuwait 0100100.0 % 000
Totals 2,64514344324.4 % 920101795.3 %





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

 

Reviews

Destination appliedacceptedrejectedacceptance
rate
 appliedacceptedrejectedacceptance
rate
Germany 707184244.1 % 21156830.7 %
Canada 3571588166.1 % 62255830.1 %
Australia 344122634.4 % 25301010.0 %
Brazil 1520430.0 % 000
Sweden 14010999.2 % 35053531.4 %
France 1265955.0 % 6253313.2 %
Netherlands 119141156.0 % 14050.0 %
United States 1103212520.4 % 161191654.3 %
United Kingdom 9452417.2 % 1551426.3 %
Spain 840210.0 % 000
Cyprus 6400 000
Greece 46142140.0 % 500
Austria 3852417.2 % 000
Italy 36422166.7 % 000
Belgium 280380.0 % 240110.0 %
Poland 2300 0050.0 %
Switzerland 1951033.3 % 000
Ecuador 1510566.7 % 000
Serbia 1300 000
Bulgaria 125550.0 % 000
Denmark 10050.0 % 10050.0 %
Norway 500 55550.0 %
Georgia 5050.0 % 000
Ireland 5050.0 % 500
Luxembourg 5050.0 % 000
Ukraine 500 50100.0 %
Syria 500 000
Armenia 050100.0 % 000
Morocco 050100.0 % 000
Totals 2,5673451,33020.6 % 1,182691,2995.0 %



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)