Asylum applications and refugees in Estonia67 asylum applications by refugees were received in 2021 in Estonia — according to UNHCR. Most of them came from Afghanistan, Russia and from Turkey. A total of 71 decisions have been made on initial applications. Around 58% of them were answered positively. 42 percent of asylum applications have been rejected in the first instance. The most successful have been the applications of refugees from Afghanistan and from Belarus.
In a second table below you can find the refugees who fled from Estonia and made their asylum application to other countries.
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Asylum applications from foreign refugees in EstoniaThe 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.
Asylum applications of refugees from EstoniaEstonia is one of the countries where refugees are not only coming in. In the year 2021, there have been 5 asylum applications received from citizens from Estonia in other countries.
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