By the end of 2020, around 2.6 million Afghan refugees who hadn’t yet completed or entered the asylum process were reported by The UNHCR. The infographic below shows the top spots for these people where they seek refuge. According to the chart, around 85 percent of these people find their refuge in the country’s neighborhood i.e., Pakistan and Iran with 14,38,000 in Pakistan and 780,000 in Iran.
Followed by Germany on the third, around 148,000 Afghans are settled there. In Europe, the major destinations for these Afghan refugees include Sweden, France, and Austria. As per the report shared by the European Union, in the first quarter of 2021, around 7,000 Afghans were granted temporary or permanent legal status in the European Union.
Out of these 7,000 Afghan refugees, 2,200 reside in Greece, 1,800 are settled in France whereas, Germany and Italy have a relatively lower number i.e., 1,000 and 700, respectively.
Despite being granted a temporary legal status to remain; the Afghan refugees are expected to gain the most recognition in the EU with around 62 percent chances. On the other hand, Germany and France are declining most of the Afghan refugee applications. However, the EU has stopped deporting people as a result of developments in the countries.
Around 11,000 Afghan refugees are settled in Australia, surpassing the UK, India, and the USA with 9,000, 8,000, and 2,000 Afghans, respectively. With just two months before the fiscal year, America has admitted nearly 500 refugees from Afghanistan in 2021. The country admitted 600 Afghan refugees in the 2020 Fiscal Year and 1,200 in the 2019 Fiscal Year.
Infographic by: Statista.com