Asylum applications and refugees in Qatar

22 asylum applications by refugees were received in 2019 in Qatar - according to UNHCR. Most of them came from Egypt. A total of 15 decisions have been made on initial applications. Which were around 100% answered positively. 0 percent of asylum applications have been rejected in the first instance. Most successful have been the applications of refugees from Egypt and from Iraq.

Refugee countries by origin and destination

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Asylum applications of foreign refugees in Qatar

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

Egypt1250100.0 %
Iraq550100.0 %
Yemen550100.0 %
Totals22150100.0 %



National migrant stock from 1980 to 2015

In 2015 a total of 1,687,640 migrants lived in Qatar. 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)