Refugees in Germany

722,303 asylum applications by refugees were received in 2016 in Germany - according to UNHCR. Most of them came from Syria, Afghanistan and from Iraq. A total of 419,973 decisions have been made on initial applications. Which were around 60% answered positively. 40 percent of asylum applications have been rejected in the first instance. Most successful have been the applications of refugees from Yemen and from Burma.

In a second table below you find the refugees, who fled from Germany and made their asylum application in other countries.

Refugee countries by origin and destination


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Development of incoming asylum applications [in Country] 2000 to 2016

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 foreign refugees in Germany

The total number of initial and continuing applications refers to the year 2016. 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

 

Reviews

Origin appliedacceptedrejectedacceptance
rate
 appliedacceptedrejectedacceptance
rate
Syria 266,250164,92615899.9 % 2,6167,39385289.7 %
Afghanistan 127,01213,64724,73435.6 % 88043478535.6 %
Iraq 96,11636,14914,07472.0 % 1,04667758753.6 %
Iran 26,4265,2883,70058.8 % 44642729259.4 %
Eritrea 18,85416,56813599.2 % 2491717270.4 %
unknown 18,1268,2852,31378.2 % 33339224861.3 %
Albania 14,8531829,6810.1 % 2,38305,6890.0 %
Pakistan 14,4842638,1093.1 % 1,04429183525.8 %
Nigeria 12,7091231,7746.5 % 207101576.0 %
Serbia 11,3771325,8360.1 % 5,386610,2730.1 %
Russia 10,9853255,4595.6 % 1,249788458.5 %
Somalia 9,8511,82858275.9 % 38110913444.9 %
stateless 5,7073,08129591.3 % 701832787.1 %
Gambia 5,656415447.0 % 1310500.0 %
Turkey 5,3839964313.3 % 3592115012.3 %
Lebanon 5,2021482,7855.0 % 17661374.2 %
Armenia 5,185331,7171.9 % 22182023.8 %
Macedonia 4,83507,8150.0 % 2,18003,0870.0 %
Azerbaijan 4,5732761,68114.1 % 1772418011.8 %
Morocco 3,999773,0042.5 % 15772472.8 %
Ethiopia 3,97815975217.5 % 523113518.7 %
Algeria 3,563413,1541.3 % 19803680.0 %
India 3,502273,6360.7 % 5601130.0 %
Guinea 3,45815251622.8 % 790390.0 %
Georgia 3,448262,4411.1 % 32374961.4 %
Moldova 3,346112,8260.4 % 62090.0 %
Bangladesh 2,5937352012.3 % 6471674.0 %
Ghana 2,581101,1990.8 % 6401090.0 %
Sudan 2,44414315747.7 % 77193038.8 %
Ukraine 2,389282,2601.2 % 10401990.0 %
Tajikistan 1,9794917222.2 % 340140.0 %
Bosnia and Herzegovina 1,91403,6590.0 % 1,19509370.0 %
Egypt 1,6853741,75517.6 % 998010742.8 %
Ivory Coast 1,63661483.9 % 230430.0 %
Montenegro 1,38102,4390.0 % 24905430.0 %
Cameroon 1,35152631.9 % 480510.0 %
Mali 1,237192666.7 % 460560.0 %
Libya 1,13933468032.9 % 49113126.2 %
China 1,0317838616.8 % 30162341.0 %
Tunisia 87178540.8 % 10301610.0 %
Sierra Leone 85164611.5 % 15090.0 %
Senegal 699131,2701.0 % 6802180.0 %
Mongolia 62301110.0 % 130120.0 %
Yemen 548490100.0 % 3000
Sri Lanka 5288314736.1 % 48196223.5 %
Vietnam 52807370.0 % 440200.0 %
Togo 4150310.0 % 150120.0 %
Guinea-Bissau 40101750.0 % 340400.0 %
Congo (Dem. Republic) 290189416.1 % 250450.0 %
Belarus 274105914.5 % 19060.0 %
Burkina Faso 24001380.0 % 170330.0 %
Benin 23301660.0 % 210300.0 %
Zimbabwe 226102231.3 % 000
Kyrgyzstan 193153231.9 % 50110.0 %
Jordan 191193535.2 % 70130.0 %
Kenya 18601110.0 % 70540.0 %
Turkmenistan 17951852.6 % 1000
Liberia 1720220.0 % 1100
Angola 1680410.0 % 000
Congo, Republic of the 164121348.0 % 000
Chad 16074314.0 % 17090.0 %
Uganda 1520150.0 % 500
Niger 1390600.0 % 250190.0 %
Burma 131110100.0 % 000
Nepal 13100 000
South Sudan 113070.0 % 500
Mauritania 1110180.0 % 1300
Kazakhstan 960730.0 % 2600
Uzbekistan 8970100.0 % 000
Venezuela 8872224.1 % 000
Rwanda 8170100.0 % 0110100.0 %
Cuba 790150.0 % 000
Tanzania 7400 500
Saudi Arabia 58291270.7 % 000
Colombia 5762221.4 % 000
Burundi 5500 000
Central Africa 3800 000
Kuwait 3600 000
Gabon 31060.0 % 000
Philippines 30070.0 % 0050.0 %
North Korea 2900 000
Jamaica 2800 000
Bahrain 1800 000
Brazil 1700 000
Djibouti 1600 000
Hungary 1500 000
El Salvador 1500 000
Italy 140110.0 % 000
Israel 120140.0 % 000
South Korea 1200 000
Romania 1200 000
United States 1200 000
Bulgaria 110160.0 % 000
Spain 11050.0 % 000
Honduras 1100 000
Haiti 1100 000
United Arab Emirates 900 000
Mozambique 900 000
South Africa 90100.0 % 000
Bhutan 800 000
Equatorial Guinea 800 000
United Kingdom 700 000
Greece 700 000
Croatia 7060.0 % 000
Zambia 700 000
Comoros 600 000
Indonesia 500 000
Malawi 500 000
Thailand 500 000
Czech Republic 000 600
Poland 00100.0 % 000
Totals 722,303253,044166,92960.3 % 23,13710,43829,07826.4 %





Asylum applications of refugees from Germany

Germany is one of the countries, were refugees are not only migratiing in. Only in the year 2016 there have been 66 asylum applications, which were received for citizens from Germany in other countries.
  

New Applications

 

Reviews

Destination appliedacceptedrejectedacceptance
rate
 appliedacceptedrejectedacceptance
rate
United States 3400 000
Australia 1800 000
Canada 900 000
Switzerland 500 000
Totals 6600 000



National migrant stock from 1990 to 2015

In 2015 a total of 12,005,690 migrants lived in Germany. 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)