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Asylum applications and refugees from Belarus

1,724 people from Belarus have fled in 2019 and applied for asylum in other countries. This corresponds to approximately 0.018% of all residents. The most destination countries hereof have been Israel, United States and Germany. Overall, 77 percent of the asylum applications have been rejected. The most successful have been the refugees in the United Kingdom and in the United States.

A total of 264 people from Belarus fled to Germany. With a total of 5 positive decisions 8.93 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 Belarus.

Refugee countries by origin and destination


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Development of asylum applications from citizens from Belarus 2000 to 2019

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 Belarus

The total number of initial and continuing applications refers to the year 2019. 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

Destinationappliedacceptedrejectedacceptance
rate
Israel6670150.0 %
United States26412122734.8 %
Germany2645518.9 %
Netherlands165050.0 %
France99103721.3 %
Sweden600320.0 %
Denmark2800
Poland2853113.9 %
Austria22050.0 %
Italy220290.0 %
Switzerland210120.0 %
Lithuania18050.0 %
Finland1600
Luxembourg15050.0 %
Czechia100150.0 %
United Kingdom1050100.0 %
Ukraine100100.0 %
Greece50110.0 %
Ireland0050.0 %
Norway000
Totals1,72414649522.8 %

Reviews

Destinationappliedacceptedrejectedacceptance
rate
Israel000
United States35940588.9 %
Germany8452119.2 %
Netherlands1100
France3752914.7 %
Sweden920880.0 %
Denmark5050.0 %
Poland290100.0 %
Austria000
Italy000
Switzerland1000
Lithuania000
Finland500
Luxembourg000
Czechia1000
United Kingdom000
Ukraine000
Greece000
Ireland000
Norway5050.0 %
Totals6475016323.5 %

Asylum applications of foreign refugees in Belarus

Belarus 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 2019 there have been 632 asylum applications from refugees of other countries. The most successful have been the refugees from Afghanistan.

New Applications

Originappliedacceptedrejectedacceptance
rate
Ukraine56700
Afghanistan20102033.3 %
Russia100100.0 %
Syria1000
Armenia5050.0 %
Cuba5050.0 %
India500
Kyrgyzstan500
Yemen500
Turkey0050.0 %
Totals632104518.2 %

Reviews

Originappliedacceptedrejectedacceptance
rate
Ukraine000
Afghanistan200190.0 %
Russia5050.0 %
Syria000
Armenia5050.0 %
Cuba5050.0 %
India000
Kyrgyzstan000
Yemen000
Turkey000
Totals350340.0 %


National migrant stock from 1990 to 2015

In 2015 a total of 1,082,905 migrants lived in Belarus. 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)