Refugees from Saudi Arabia

755 people from Saudi Arabia have fled in 2017 and applied for asylum in other countries. This corresponds to approximately 0.002\% of all residents. The most destination countries hereof have been the United States, Canada and Germany. The most successful have been the refugees in New Zealand and in Lebanon.

A total of 68 people from Saudi Arabia fled to Germany. With a total of 31 positive decisions 62.00 percent of all applications have been accepted.

In a second listing below you find the refugees, who came from foreign countries and made their appication in Saudi Arabia.

Refugee countries by origin and destination

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Asylum applications of refugees from Saudi Arabia

The total number of initial and continuing applications refers to the year 2017. 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



Destination appliedacceptedrejectedacceptance
United States 280471082.5 % 1570100.0 %
Canada 212871287.9 % 160130.0 %
Germany 68311962.0 % 000
Australia 6017965.4 % 0050.0 %
United Kingdom 57222151.2 % 170140.0 %
Sweden 17080.0 % 500
Iraq 1100 000
New Zealand 10100100.0 % 000
Italy 700 000
Philippines 600 000
Greece 600 000
Ireland 600 000
Switzerland 500 000
Egypt 500 000
Georgia 500 000
Syria 0080.0 % 7060.0 %
Lebanon 070100.0 % 000
Totals 7552218771.8 % 6073815.6 %

Asylum applications of foreign refugees in Saudi Arabia

Saudi 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. Only in the year 2017 there have been 38 asylum applications from refugees of other countries. The most successful have been the refugees from Chad.

New Applications



Origin appliedacceptedrejectedacceptance
Syria 2700 000
Yemen 600 000
Iraq 500 000
Chad 080100.0 % 000
Totals 3880100.0 % 000

National migrant stock from 1980 to 2015

In 2015 a total of 10,185,945 migrants lived in Saudi Arabia. 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)