Refugees from Burkina Faso

2,263 people from Burkina Faso have fled in 2017 and applied for asylum in other countries. This corresponds to approximately 0.012% of all residents. The most destination countries hereof have been Italy, United States and Germany. Overall, 86 percent of the asylum applications have been rejected. The most successful have been the refugees in Belgium and in Canada.

A total of 192 people from Burkina Faso fled to Germany. With a total of 8 positive decisions 2.43 percent of all applications have been accepted.

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

Refugee countries by origin and destination

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Development of asylum applications from citizens from Burkina Faso 2000 to 2017

The top line represents the total number of asylum applications (first applications + reviews). Below there are the number of recognized refugees (green) and the rejected applications (red).

Asylum applications of refugees from Burkina Faso

The total number of initial and continuing applications refers to the year 2017. 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 900113263.3 % 000
United States 7689632322.9 % 35642373.6 %
Germany 19283212.4 % 1501050.0 %
France 1534518119.9 % 11995713.6 %
Belgium 55354046.7 % 500
Canada 4251033.3 % 1000
Switzerland 3100 000
Brazil 2400 000
Greece 17050.0 % 1400
Spain 160160.0 % 000
South Korea 1600 000
Morocco 12070.0 % 000
Sweden 800 000
Netherlands 800 000
Cameroon 600 000
South Africa 500 000
United Kingdom 5050.0 % 0060.0 %
Luxembourg 500 000
Syria 0050.0 % 5050.0 %
Totals 2,2632001,23913.9 % 2037319627.1 %

Asylum applications of foreign refugees in Burkina Faso

Burkina 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. Only in the year 2017 there have been 77 asylum applications from refugees of other countries. The most successful have been the refugees from Central Africa and from Burundi.

New Applications



Origin appliedacceptedrejectedacceptance
Central Africa 57400100.0 % 000
Burundi 990100.0 % 000
Congo (Dem. Republic) 680100.0 % 000
Rwanda 500 000
Totals 77570100.0 % 000

National migrant stock from 1980 to 2015

In 2015 a total of 704,676 migrants lived in Burkina Faso. 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.