Asylum applications and refugees from Cape Verde

44 people from Cape Verde have fled in 2018 and applied for asylum in other countries. This corresponds to approximately 0.008% of all residents. The choice of possible host countries with Brazil and Italy very limited. Overall, 100 percent of the asylum applications have been rejected. The most successful have been the refugees in Brazil.

Refugee countries by origin and destination

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Asylum applications of refugees from Cape Verde

The total number of initial and continuing applications refers to the year 2018. 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
Brazil 37080.0 % 000
Italy 700 000
Totals 44080.0 % 000

National migrant stock from 1980 to 2015

In 2015 a total of 14,924 migrants lived in Cape Verde. 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.