Asylum applications and refugees from Burkina Faso3,325 people from Burkina Faso fled in 2021 and applied for asylum in other countries, according to UNHCR data. This corresponds to approximately 0.015% of all residents. The most common destination countries have been Ivory Coast, Italy and France. The most successful have been the refugees in Ivory Coast and Benin.
A total of 108 people fled to the United States from Burkina Faso. With 49 positive decisions, 35.25 percent of all new applications have been accepted.
In a second table below you can additionally find the refugees who came from abroad and applied for asylum in Burkina Faso.
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Development of asylum applications from citizens from Burkina Faso 2000 to 2021The 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 Burkina FasoThe 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.
|Ivory Coast||2,127||2,129||0||100.0 %|
|United States||108||49||90||35.3 %|
|South Korea||0||0||10||0.0 %|
|United States||75||33||23||58.9 %|
Asylum applications from foreign refugees in Burkina FasoBurkina Faso 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 211 asylum applications from refugees of other countries. The most successful have been the refugees from Turkey and from Central Africa.
|Central Africa||104||5||0||100.0 %|
|South Sudan||0||5||0||100.0 %|