Asylum applications and refugees from Albania13,490 people from Albania fled in 2021 and applied for asylum in other countries, according to UNHCR data. This corresponds to approximately 0.480% of all residents. The most common destination countries have been the United Kingdom, France and Germany. Overall, 91 percent of the asylum applications have been rejected. The most successful have been the refugees in Canada and the United Kingdom.
A total of 240 people fled to the United States from Albania. With 31 positive decisions, 15.58 percent of all new applications have been accepted. Another 168 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 Albania.
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Development of asylum applications from citizens from Albania 2000 to 2021The top line represents the total number of asylum applications (first applications + reviews). Below are the number of recognized refugees (green) and rejected applications (red).
Asylum applications of refugees from AlbaniaThe 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||4,754||418||337||55.4 %|
|United States||240||31||168||15.6 %|
|United Kingdom||241||124||87||58.8 %|
|United States||128||73||15||83.0 %|
Asylum applications from foreign refugees in AlbaniaAlbania 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 15 asylum applications from refugees of other countries. The most successful have been the refugees from Afghanistan and from Syria.