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Asylum applications and refugees from the Congo

1,147 people from the Congo fled in 2021 and applied for asylum in other countries, according to UNHCR data. This corresponds to approximately 0.020% of all residents. The most common destination countries have been France, United States and Cyprus. Overall, 75 percent of the asylum applications have been rejected. The most successful have been the refugees in Zambia and Austria.
A total of 156 people fled to the United States from Congo. With 20 positive decisions, 23.81 percent of all new applications have been accepted. Another 64 applications were rejected, and no decisions were made on those remaining in 2021.
In a second table below you can additionally find the refugees who came from abroad and applied for asylum in the Congo.
Refugee countries by origin and destination
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Development of asylum applications from citizens from the Congo 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 the Congo

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

DestinationAppliedAcceptedRejectedAcceptance
rate
France51612876214.4 %
United States156206423.8 %
Cyprus940170.0 %
Mexico4600
Zambia33180100.0 %
Togo30050.0 %
Canada25522072.2 %
Morocco2500
Netherlands2512570.6 %
Germany1851525.0 %
Eswatini1800
United Kingdom165550.0 %
Poland15050.0 %
Namibia1400
Spain13201066.7 %
Sweden1200
Greece11162242.1 %
Italy1110566.7 %
Philippines1000
Austria950100.0 %
Egypt5050.0 %
Australia5151353.6 %
Belgium50150.0 %
Belarus500
India500
Kenya500
Portugal550100.0 %
Sudan550100.0 %
Tunisia500
Ukraine500
Ivory Coast0050.0 %
South Korea0050.0 %
Mali050100.0 %
Totals1,14732197824.7 %

Reviews

DestinationAppliedAcceptedRejectedAcceptance
rate
France6265745211.2 %
United States112280100.0 %
Cyprus000
Mexico000
Zambia000
Togo500
Canada2151229.4 %
Morocco500
Netherlands500
Germany190120.0 %
Eswatini000
United Kingdom500
Poland000
Namibia000
Spain000
Sweden7050.0 %
Greece370230.0 %
Italy000
Philippines000
Austria000
Egypt900
Australia000
Belgium000
Belarus000
India000
Kenya000
Portugal000
Sudan000
Tunisia000
Ukraine000
Ivory Coast000
South Korea000
Mali000
Totals8519050415.2 %

Asylum applications from foreign refugees in the Republic of the Congo

The Republic of the Congo 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 287 asylum applications from refugees of other countries. The most successful have been the refugees from Central Africa and from the Congo.

New Applications

OriginAppliedAcceptedRejectedAcceptance
rate
Central Africa152570100.0 %
Congo (Dem. Republic)5551034.6 %
Rwanda300270.0 %
Mauritania260260.0 %
Cameroon130110.0 %
Sudan6050.0 %
Syria5050.0 %
Totals2876217725.9 %

Reviews

OriginAppliedAcceptedRejectedAcceptance
rate
Central Africa000
Congo (Dem. Republic)000
Rwanda000
Mauritania000
Cameroon000
Sudan000
Syria000
Totals000

National migrant stock from 1960 to 2015

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