Asylum applications and refugees from Saudi Arabia339 people from Saudi Arabia fled in 2021 and applied for asylum in other countries, according to UNHCR data. This corresponds to approximately 0.001% of all residents. The most common destination countries have been the United Kingdom, United States and Canada. The most successful have been the refugees in the Netherlands and Ireland.
A total of 112 people fled to the United States from Saudi Arabia. With 42 positive decisions, 73.68 percent of all new applications have been accepted. Another 15 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 in Saudi Arabia.
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Asylum applications of refugees from Saudi ArabiaThe 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.
|United Kingdom||112||36||5||87.8 %|
|United States||112||42||15||73.7 %|
|South Korea||0||0||5||0.0 %|
|New Zealand||0||5||0||100.0 %|
|United Kingdom||5||5||0||100.0 %|
|United States||33||10||0||100.0 %|
Asylum applications from foreign refugees in Saudi ArabiaSaudi Arabia 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 47 asylum applications from refugees of other countries. The most successful have been the refugees from Syria and from Yemen.