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Asylum Seeker Data

Where do the most asylum seekers come from? Where do they go?

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Top Origin Countries

Rank Origin Number
1 Afghanistan 36615
2 Syria 24740
3 Serbia and Kosovo 24318
4 China 24099
5 Pakistan 23215
6 Russia 21840
7 Iraq 19121
8 Iran 19059
9 Somalia 17790
10 Eritrea 11843
11 Mexico 11471
12 Nigeria 10999
13 Georgia 10718
14 Sri Lanka 10104
15 The Democratic Republic of the Congo 8559
16 Macedonia 7889
17 Albania 7688
18 India 6969
19 Turkey 6786
20 Algeria 6710

Top Destination Countries

Rank Destination Number
1 Germany 53058
2 France 34582
3 United States 34268
4 Sweden 32395
5 United Kingdom 19843
6 Switzerland 17533
7 Turkey 15894
8 Austria 14182
9 Australia 12012
10 Belgium 11396
11 Italy 8695
12 Canada 8370
13 Poland 8203
14 Norway 7140
15 Greece 6046
16 Denmark 4076
17 Finland 2226
18 Serbia 2222
19 Malta 1926
20 Hungary 1900
21 Romania 1660
22 Japan 1323
23 Luxembourg 1262
24 Spain 1210
25 Montenegro 1189
26 Croatia 1046
27 Cyprus 966
28 Bulgaria 950
29 South Korea 817
30 Ireland 559
31 Macedonia 550
32 Lithuania 419
33 Slovakia 391
34 Slovenia 197
35 New Zealand 177
36 Latvia 161
37 Czech Republic 151
38 Portugal 114
39 Iceland 63
40 Estonia 43
41 Bosnia 35
42 Liechtenstein 26
43 Albania 5
- Netherlands -

Numbers based on United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Asylum Trends in Industrialized Countries in 2012. No information is reported for the Netherlands.





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