Countries with Longest Asylum Waiting Lists

Top 9 countries with the highest reported number of individuals awaiting decisions on their asylum claims

By the end of 2015, about 3.2 million individuals were awaiting decisions on their asylum claims, a figure that includes applicants at any stage of the asylum procedure.

CountryNo. of People Waiting
South Africa1,057,600
Germany420,600
United States of America286,200
Afghanistan259,900
Syrian Arab Republic245,800
Iraq237,200
Turkey212,400
Sweden157,000
Ethiopia77,900

Source: UN Refugee Agency Global Trends 2015 report, p44-45