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Asylum applications and refugees from Moldova

4,769 people from Moldova fled in 2021 and applied for asylum in other countries, according to UNHCR data. This corresponds to approximately 0.185% of all residents. The most common destination countries have been Germany, France and Belgium. Overall, 99 percent of the asylum applications have been rejected. The most successful have been the refugees in Russia and Canada.

A total of 90 people fled to the United States from Moldova. With 17 positive decisions, 20.24 percent of all new applications have been accepted. Another 67 applications were rejected, and no decisions were made on those remaining in 2021.

In a second table below you can additionally find the refugees who came from abroad and applied for asylum inMoldova.

Refugee countries by origin and destination


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Development of asylum applications from citizens from Moldova 2000 to 2021

The top line represents the total number of asylum applications (first applications + reviews). Below are the number of recognized refugees (green) and rejected applications (red).

Asylum applications of refugees from Moldova

The 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.

New Applications

DestinationAppliedAcceptedRejectedAcceptance
rate
Germany2,39001,7400.0 %
France1,05952,0300.2 %
Belgium430050.0 %
Israel19301800.0 %
Austria1910130.0 %
Italy144104418.5 %
United States90176720.2 %
Spain800280.0 %
Czechia530530.0 %
Greece500170.0 %
Netherlands400330.0 %
Sweden13050.0 %
Russia11140100.0 %
Switzerland900
Romania600
Liechtenstein500
Norway5050.0 %
Canada050100.0 %
Lithuania0050.0 %
Poland0050.0 %
Totals4,769514,2301.2 %

Reviews

DestinationAppliedAcceptedRejectedAcceptance
rate
Germany4,66703860.0 %
France4590350.0 %
Belgium500
Israel000
Austria000
Italy000
United States79301369.8 %
Spain000
Czechia1600
Greece2000
Netherlands000
Sweden60100.0 %
Russia000
Switzerland000
Romania000
Liechtenstein000
Norway500
Canada0050.0 %
Lithuania000
Poland000
Totals5,257304496.3 %

Asylum applications from foreign refugees in Moldova

Moldova 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. In the year 2021, there have been 44 asylum applications from refugees of other countries. The most successful have been the refugees from Turkey.

New Applications

OriginAppliedAcceptedRejectedAcceptance
rate
Turkey1810566.7 %
Syria1000
Russia6050.0 %
Armenia5050.0 %
Ukraine5050.0 %
Totals44102033.3 %

Reviews

OriginAppliedAcceptedRejectedAcceptance
rate
Turkey7050.0 %
Syria000
Russia000
Armenia50100.0 %
Ukraine500
Totals170150.0 %


National migrant stock from 1990 to 2015

In 2015 a total of 142,904 migrants lived in Moldova. These are all residents who live permanently in the country but were born in another country. The numbers includes granted refugees but no asylum seekers. The data are based on the results of censuses, as well as on estimates and projections from the United Nations Population Division.
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