Refugees in Lithuania
412 asylum applications by refugees were received in 2016 in Lithuania - according to UNHCR. Most of them came from Syria, Russia and from Iraq. A total of 19 decisions have been made on initial applications. Which were around 37% answered positively. 63 percent of asylum applications have been rejected in the first instance. Most successful have been the applications of refugees from Syria and from Ukraine.
In a second table below you find the refugees, who fled from Lithuania and made their asylum application in other countries.
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Asylum applications of foreign refugees in Lithuania
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.
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|Syria|| ||165||7||0||100.0 %|| ||0||0||0|
|Russia|| ||59||0||0|| ||0||0||0|
|Iraq|| ||38||0||0|| ||0||0||0|
|Afghanistan|| ||32||0||0|| ||0||0||0|
|Ukraine|| ||28||0||12||0.0 %|| ||0||0||0|
|Tajikistan|| ||18||0||0|| ||0||0||0|
|Armenia|| ||13||0||0|| ||0||0||0|
|Belarus|| ||12||0||0|| ||0||0||0|
|stateless|| ||12||0||0|| ||0||0||0|
|Kyrgyzstan|| ||9||0||0|| ||0||0||0|
|Azerbaijan|| ||7||0||0|| ||0||0||0|
|Georgia|| ||7||0||0|| ||0||0||0|
|Cuba|| ||6||0||0|| ||0||0||0|
|Turkey|| ||6||0||0|| ||0||0||0|
|Totals|| ||412||7||12||36.8 %|| ||0||0||0|
Asylum applications of refugees from LithuaniaLithuania is one of the countries, were refugees are not only migratiing in. Only in the year 2016 there have been 25 asylum applications, which were received for citizens from Lithuania in other countries. Most successful have been the applications in the United Kingdom.
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|United Kingdom|| ||15||0||19||0.0 %|| ||0||0||0|
|United States|| ||10||0||0|| ||0||0||0|
|Totals|| ||25||0||19||0.0 %|| ||0||0||0|
National migrant stock from 1995 to 2015
In 2015 a total of 136,036 migrants lived in Lithuania. 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.
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