Asylum applications and refugees in the Republic of the Congo

3,069 asylum applications by refugees were received in 2018 in the Republic of the Congo - according to UNHCR. Most of them came from Central Africa, Congo (Dem. Republic) and from Rwanda. A total of 976 decisions have been made on initial applications. Which were around 78% answered positively. 22 percent of asylum applications have been rejected in the first instance. Most successful have been the applications of refugees from Central Africa and from the Congo.

In a second table below you find the refugees, who fled from the Congo and made their asylum application in other countries.

Refugee countries by origin and destination


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Development of incoming asylum applications in the Republic of the Congo 2000 to 2018

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 foreign refugees in the Republic of the Congo

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

 

Reviews

Origin appliedacceptedrejectedacceptance
rate
 appliedacceptedrejectedacceptance
rate
Central Africa 1,8797600100.0 % 000
Congo (Dem. Republic) 1,00101310.0 % 000
Rwanda 810660.0 % 000
Mauritania 550190.0 % 000
Sudan 2500 000
Cameroon 1000 000
Syria 1000 000
Chad 800 000
Totals 3,06976021677.9 % 000





Asylum applications of refugees from the Congo

The Republic of the Congo is one of the countries, were refugees are not only migratiing in. Only in the year 2018 there have been 1,871 asylum applications, which were received for citizens from the Congo in other countries. Most successful have been the applications in Guinea and in Swaziland.
  

New Applications

 

Reviews

Destination appliedacceptedrejectedacceptance
rate
 appliedacceptedrejectedacceptance
rate
France 1,07810894210.3 % 91911149718.3 %
Canada 129291074.4 % 5070.0 %
Greece 121314938.8 % 18050.0 %
Spain 6400 000
Morocco 450280.0 % 130200.0 %
Swaziland 4380100.0 % 000
Germany 360240.0 % 38080.0 %
United Kingdom 330180.0 % 1761135.3 %
Kenya 3100 000
Netherlands 240170.0 % 150110.0 %
Senegal 2100 000
Sweden 21050.0 % 120120.0 %
Costa Rica 19050.0 % 000
South Africa 19125218.8 % 4100
Belgium 1551033.3 % 50100.0 %
Cyprus 1400 000
Congo (Dem. Republic) 130130.0 % 000
India 1300 000
Guinea 12120100.0 % 000
Austria 1150100.0 % 000
Lebanon 1100 000
Portugal 10050.0 % 000
Mauritania 900 000
Turkey 900 000
Georgia 8050.0 % 000
Ukraine 800 000
Ghana 700 000
South Korea 700 000
Cameroon 600 000
Egypt 600 000
Mexico 600 000
Macedonia 600 000
Peru 600 000
Ivory Coast 500 000
Russia 500 000
Algeria 000 500
Ireland 000 500
Italy 081534.8 % 000
United States 000 96160100.0 %
Zambia 050100.0 % 000
Totals 1,8712231,19815.7 % 1,18913358118.6 %



National migrant stock from 1980 to 2015

In 2015 a total of 392,996 migrants lived in the Republic of the Congo. 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.