Refugees from Benin

710 people from Benin have fled in 2016 and applied for asylum in other countries. This corresponds to approximately 0.007% of all residents. The most destination countries hereof have been Italy, Germany and the United States. Overall, 96 percent of the asylum applications have been rejected. The most successful have been the refugees in Canada and in Italy.

In a second listing below you find the refugees, who came from foreign countries and made their appication in Benin.

Refugee countries by origin and destination

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Asylum applications of refugees from Benin

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.


New Applications



Destination appliedacceptedrejectedacceptance
Italy 27351483.3 % 000
Germany 23301660.0 % 210300.0 %
United States 3800 900
France 300130.0 % 0070.0 %
Belgium 260250.0 % 24060.0 %
Brazil 210130.0 % 000
South Africa 210210.0 % 000
Canada 2010662.5 % 000
Austria 1300 000
Netherlands 1000 000
United Kingdom 900 000
Egypt 6060.0 % 000
Spain 500 000
Morocco 500 000
Totals 710153983.6 % 540430.0 %

Asylum applications of foreign refugees in Benin

Benin 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. Only in the year 2016 there have been 327 asylum applications from refugees of other countries. The most successful have been the refugees of Ivory Coast and from Central Africa.

New Applications



Origin appliedacceptedrejectedacceptance
Central Africa 287258598.1 % 000
Ivory Coast 15110100.0 % 000
Congo (Dem. Republic) 1500 000
Nigeria 500 000
Turkey 500 000
Totals 327269598.2 % 000

National migrant stock from 1980 to 2015

In 2015 a total of 245,399 migrants lived in Benin. 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.