Refugees from Syria

117,013 people from Syria have fled in 2017 and applied for asylum in other countries. This corresponds to approximately 0.640\% of all residents. The most destination countries hereof have been Germany, Greece and Austria. A total of only 3 percent of asylum applications have been rejected. The most successful have been the refugees in Ireland and in Brazil.

A total of 48,974 people from Syria fled to Germany. With a total of 34,201 positive decisions 99.69 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 Syria.

Refugee countries by origin and destination


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Development of asylum applications from citizens from Syria 2000 to 2017

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 refugees from Syria

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

 

Reviews

Destination appliedacceptedrejectedacceptance
rate
 appliedacceptedrejectedacceptance
rate
Germany 48,97434,20110799.7 % 1,44819,27311,71462.2 %
Greece 16,3064,8062099.6 % 1,05570100.0 %
Austria 7,25511,8271999.8 % 000
France 5,8051,05117585.7 % 1,23143841951.1 %
Sweden 4,57493214386.7 % 1,641355605.9 %
Spain 4,2761910215.7 % 000
Libya 2,6391150100.0 % 000
Belgium 2,6252,11024089.8 % 15500
Netherlands 2,2011,72242080.4 % 805763998.8 %
Algeria 1,972100100.0 % 700
Switzerland 1,8061,0708992.3 % 14500
Cyprus 1,805160100.0 % 6800
Italy 1,6901,0098292.5 % 000
United Arab Emirates 1,312440100.0 % 000
Canada 1,2673431396.3 % 7080.0 %
Malaysia 1,015290100.0 % 000
Romania 9454321397.1 % 600
Bulgaria 9417269588.4 % 2800
Russia 87900 000
Denmark 8583493989.9 % 420150.0 %
Brazil 8233140100.0 % 000
Morocco 819230100.0 % 000
United Kingdom 7938399789.6 % 102629639.2 %
Finland 725601599.2 % 1900
Ireland 5455410100.0 % 000
Hungary 510100100.0 % 6700
United States 4594669682.9 % 1181552984.2 %
Malta 436500100.0 % 7800
Luxembourg 405450598.9 % 000
Lithuania 2252010100.0 % 000
Croatia 2091112780.4 % 29080.0 %
Latvia 13900 000
Albania 11200 000
South Korea 1030160.0 % 000
Mauritania 102960100.0 % 000
Australia 100100694.3 % 000
Ecuador 9600 000
Slovenia 9287693.5 % 000
Nigeria 89550100.0 % 000
Czechia 7100 500
Montenegro 7100 000
Ukraine 650500.0 % 53201852.6 %
Argentina 62160100.0 % 000
Thailand 57720100.0 % 000
Armenia 52550100.0 % 000
Ghana 49140100.0 % 000
Bosnia and Herzegovina 4300 000
Serbia 4200 000
Poland 40170100.0 % 0050.0 %
Sudan 4000 000
Iceland 3390100.0 % 1200
Philippines 31190100.0 % 000
Chad 30100100.0 % 000
Georgia 300200.0 % 000
Chile 2900 000
Saudi Arabia 2700 000
Macedonia 2600 000
Trinidad and Tobago 24250100.0 % 000
India 24390100.0 % 000
China 20220100.0 % 000
Ethiopia 1900 000
Turkey 1700 000
Moldova 1600 000
Paraguay 1500 000
Uganda 136746.2 % 000
Congo 1250100.0 % 000
Panama 1100 000
Slovakia 1170100.0 % 000
Belarus 1100 000
Liechtenstein 1190100.0 % 000
Portugal 10050.0 % 41500
Kyrgyzstan 1000 000
Cameroon 800 000
Azerbaijan 700 000
Benin 770100.0 % 000
Cuba 7100100.0 % 000
Kuwait 700 000
New Zealand 650100.0 % 000
Pakistan 6120100.0 % 000
Indonesia 600 000
Costa Rica 500 000
Kazakhstan 500 000
Peru 060100.0 % 000
Ivory Coast 080100.0 % 000
Estonia 0410100.0 % 000
Japan 050100.0 % 000
Sri Lanka 060100.0 % 000
Mali 050100.0 % 000
Norway 000 940960.0 %
Totals 117,01365,1851,89797.2 % 7,63020,75312,97761.5 %





Asylum applications of foreign refugees in Syria

Syria 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 9,823 asylum applications from refugees of other countries. The most successful have been the refugees from Yemen and from Somalia.
  

New Applications

 

Reviews

Origin appliedacceptedrejectedacceptance
rate
 appliedacceptedrejectedacceptance
rate
Iraq 9,5524247684.8 % 2274513.5 %
Yemen 109690100.0 % 1250100.0 %
Iran 681715010.2 % 8202630.0 %
Pakistan 26142932.6 % 6070.0 %
Afghanistan 19348628.3 % 63141747.4 %
Egypt 130540.0 % 120400.0 %
Sudan 13283842.4 % 3765410.0 %
Algeria 90220.0 % 9090.0 %
Lebanon 80310.0 % 130360.0 %
Turkey 60100.0 % 000
Burkina Faso 0050.0 % 5050.0 %
Ethiopia 000 0060.0 %
Guinea 000 600
Jordan 00200.0 % 000
Saudi Arabia 0080.0 % 7060.0 %
Sierra Leone 0070.0 % 7050.0 %
Somalia 0140100.0 % 000
Chad 00110.0 % 500
Tunisia 0080.0 % 8090.0 %
Totals 9,82360055551.9 % 294326594.6 %



National migrant stock from 1980 to 2015

In 2015 a total of 875,189 migrants lived in Syria. 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)