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Asylum applications and refugees from Belarus

1,671 people from Belarus have fled in 2020 and applied for asylum in other countries. This corresponds to approximately 0.018% of all residents. The most destination countries hereof have been Poland, United States and Israel. Overall, 86 percent of the asylum applications have been rejected. The most successful have been the refugees in the United Kingdom and in Czechia.

A total of 142 people from Belarus fled to Germany. With a total of 5 positive decisions 5.38 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 2020

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 2020. 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
Poland387102033.3 %
United States259307428.8 %
Israel1650290.0 %
Germany1425885.4 %
France96104219.2 %
Sweden870360.0 %
Netherlands84050.0 %
Lithuania810100.0 %
Czechia585550.0 %
Belgium570100.0 %
Latvia4400
Spain4252417.2 %
Switzerland300150.0 %
Ukraine28050.0 %
United Kingdom2650100.0 %
Italy250130.0 %
Austria240100.0 %
Denmark15050.0 %
Finland9050.0 %
Luxembourg70130.0 %
Norway500
Greece000
Iceland0050.0 %
Canada0050.0 %
Totals1,6717041914.3 %

Reviews

Destinationappliedacceptedrejectedacceptance
rate
Poland250320.0 %
United States157130100.0 %
Israel000
Germany250480.0 %
France36141058.3 %
Sweden755568.2 %
Netherlands500
Lithuania000
Czechia700
Belgium15050.0 %
Latvia000
Spain000
Switzerland500
Ukraine000
United Kingdom000
Italy000
Austria000
Denmark0050.0 %
Finland000
Luxembourg500
Norway000
Greece50120.0 %
Iceland6050.0 %
Canada000
Totals3663217315.6 %

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 2020 there have been 562 asylum applications from refugees of other countries. The most successful have been the refugees from Afghanistan and from West Bank.

New Applications

Originappliedacceptedrejectedacceptance
rate
Ukraine4410100.0 %
Russia210100.0 %
Syria1700
Turkey1200
Afghanistan11100100.0 %
Yemen1000
Armenia8050.0 %
Cameroon800
Kazakhstan80100.0 %
Iraq6050.0 %
Azerbaijan5050.0 %
Mongolia5050.0 %
Pakistan500
Uzbekistan5050.0 %
Egypt0050.0 %
Bangladesh0050.0 %
Cuba0050.0 %
West Bank050100.0 %
Tajikistan0050.0 %
Totals562157516.7 %

Reviews

Originappliedacceptedrejectedacceptance
rate
Ukraine5050.0 %
Russia70100.0 %
Syria000
Turkey000
Afghanistan000
Yemen000
Armenia0050.0 %
Cameroon000
Kazakhstan000
Iraq000
Azerbaijan000
Mongolia5050.0 %
Pakistan000
Uzbekistan000
Egypt000
Bangladesh000
Cuba5050.0 %
West Bank000
Tajikistan000
Totals220300.0 %


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)