Asylum applications and refugees from Comoros

2,961 people from Comoros fled in 2021 and applied for asylum in other countries, according to UNHCR data. This corresponds to approximately 0.360% of all residents. The mostly chosen host country has been France. Overall, 96 percent of the asylum applications have been rejected. The most successful have been the refugees in Madagascar and France.

In a second table below you can additionally find the refugees who came from abroad and applied for asylum in Comoros.

Refugee countries by origin and destination

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Development of asylum applications from citizens from Comoros 2000 to 2021

The 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 Comoros

The 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.

New Applications

France2,9331693,8734.2 %
Madagascar050100.0 %
Totals2,9611743,8734.3 %


France1,4992218510.6 %
Totals1,5042218510.6 %

Asylum applications from foreign refugees in Comoros

Comoros 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 30 asylum applications from refugees of other countries. The most successful have been the refugees from the Congo.

New Applications

Congo (Dem. Republic)30280100.0 %
Totals30280100.0 %


Congo (Dem. Republic)000

National migrant stock from 1960 to 2020

In 2020 a total of 12,496 migrants lived in Comoros, representing about 0 percent of the total population. These are all residents who live permanently in the country but were born in another country. The numbers includes granted refugees but no asylum seekers. The data are based on the results of censuses, as well as on estimates and projections from the United Nations Population Division.
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