Asylum applications and refugees from Turkmenistan

142 people from Turkmenistan fled in 2021 and applied for asylum in other countries, according to UNHCR data. This corresponds to approximately 0.002% of all residents. The most common destination countries have been Russia, Germany and the Netherlands. The most successful have been the refugees in Russia and the Netherlands.

A total of 18 people fled to the United States from Turkmenistan. With 19 positive decisions, 65.52 percent of all new applications have been accepted.

Refugee countries by origin and destination

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Asylum applications of refugees from Turkmenistan

The 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.

New Applications

Russia49380100.0 %
Germany240140.0 %
Netherlands19120100.0 %
United States18191065.5 %
United Kingdom1450100.0 %
Italy6050.0 %
Ukraine5050.0 %
Belarus0050.0 %
Canada050100.0 %
Cyprus0050.0 %
India0050.0 %
Totals142794961.7 %


Germany180120.0 %
United States1500
United Kingdom000
Belarus5050.0 %
Sweden550100.0 %
Totals5351722.7 %

National migrant stock from 1990 to 2020

In 2020 a total of 194,920 migrants lived in Turkmenistan, representing about 0 percent of the total population. These are all residents who live permanently in the country but were born in another country. The numbers includes granted refugees but no asylum seekers. The data are based on the results of censuses, as well as on estimates and projections from the United Nations Population Division.
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