Asylum applications and refugees in Lebanon

2,261 asylum applications by refugees were received in 2018 in Lebanon - according to UNHCR. Most of them came from Iraq, Sudan and from Ethiopia. A total of 886 decisions have been made on initial applications. Which were around 57% answered positively. 43 percent of asylum applications have been rejected in the first instance. Most successful have been the applications of refugees from Yemen and from Jordan.

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 2018

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 2018. 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 8073964190.6 % 17050.0 %
Sudan 6695013127.6 % 480850.0 %
Ethiopia 3292114712.5 % 540550.0 %
Egypt 12213765.0 % 60100.0 %
Nigeria 78070.0 % 600
Yemen 4280100.0 % 000
Bangladesh 36080.0 % 000
Cameroon 30090.0 % 000
Jordan 2550100.0 % 000
Philippines 230200.0 % 000
Kenya 18070.0 % 000
Iran 1600 000
Congo 1100 000
Gambia 900 000
Kuwait 900 000
Sri Lanka 900 000
Somalia 800 000
Ivory Coast 700 000
Saudi Arabia 750100.0 % 000
Ghana 6060.0 % 000
Eritrea 000 0050.0 %
Pakistan 050100.0 % 000
Totals 2,26150338356.8 % 13101600.0 %





Asylum applications of refugees from Lebanon

Lebanon is one of the countries, were refugees are not only migratiing in. Only in the year 2018 there have been 2,205 asylum applications, which were received for citizens from Lebanon in other countries. Most successful have been the applications in the United Arab Emirates and in Tunisia.
  

New Applications

 

Reviews

Destination appliedacceptedrejectedacceptance
rate
 appliedacceptedrejectedacceptance
rate
Germany 646176262.6 % 1,069141,3721.0 %
Canada 31511112247.6 % 82113822.4 %
Australia 182181938.5 % 10301260.0 %
Brazil 15165410.0 % 000
Sweden 139141916.8 % 37863061.9 %
France 1230350.0 % 270220.0 %
United States 104316233.3 % 13415575.0 %
Spain 870450.0 % 000
Netherlands 6871041.2 % 500
Belgium 65108510.5 % 200300.0 %
United Kingdom 55215627.3 % 3281732.0 %
Greece 54113126.2 % 43080.0 %
Italy 49262551.0 % 000
Austria 34181162.1 % 000
Cyprus 2400 000
Switzerland 20070.0 % 000
Denmark 12050.0 % 00170.0 %
United Arab Emirates 11110100.0 % 000
Ukraine 1100 000
Jordan 1000 000
Ireland 600 000
Malaysia 6050.0 % 000
Norway 600 60100.0 %
Syria 600 000
Tunisia 660100.0 % 000
Armenia 500 000
Georgia 500 000
Luxembourg 500 000
Finland 000 800
Totals 2,2053071,56316.4 % 1,907541,9512.7 %



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)