Refugees from Burkina Faso

2,625 people from Burkina Faso have fled in 2016 and applied for asylum in other countries. This corresponds to approximately 0.014% of all residents. The most destination countries hereof have been the United States, Italy and Germany. Overall, 91 percent of the asylum applications have been rejected. The most successful have been the refugees in the United States and in Canada.

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 2016

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 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
United States 1,231230100.0 % 56752376.5 %
Italy 84153691.3 % 000
Germany 24001380.0 % 170330.0 %
France 1167778.3 % 570300.0 %
Belgium 44131940.6 % 310130.0 %
Switzerland 36070.0 % 000
Canada 35201458.8 % 000
Greece 170160.0 % 16070.0 %
Morocco 1600 000
Spain 14050.0 % 000
Netherlands 1100 600
Syria 100100.0 % 000
United Kingdom 900 000
Ivory Coast 500 000
Brazil 00100.0 % 000
Totals 2,625686659.3 % 1837510641.4 %

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 2016 there have been 77 asylum applications from refugees of other countries. The most successful have been the refugees of Central Africa and from Rwanda.

New Applications



Origin appliedacceptedrejectedacceptance
Central Africa 64780100.0 % 000
Congo (Dem. Republic) 860100.0 % 000
Rwanda 570100.0 % 000
Chad 060100.0 % 000
Totals 77970100.0 % 000

National migrant stock from 1995 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.