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Asylum applications and refugees from the Congo

1,242 people from the Congo have fled in 2020 and applied for asylum in other countries. This corresponds to approximately 0.023% of all residents. The most destination countries hereof have been France, United States and Greece. Overall, 79 percent of the asylum applications have been rejected. The most successful have been the refugees in Canada and in Zambia.

A total of 29 people from the Congo fled to Germany. With a total of 5 positive decisions 33.33 percent of all applications have been accepted.

In a second listing below you find the refugees, who came from foreign countries and made their appication in the Republic of the Congo.

Refugee countries by origin and destination


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Development of asylum applications from citizens from the Congo 2000 to 2020

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 the Congo

The total number of initial and continuing applications refers to the year 2020. 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

Destinationappliedacceptedrejectedacceptance
rate
France6478560012.4 %
United States179345538.2 %
Greece62194529.7 %
Mexico4800
Canada36240100.0 %
Cyprus30050.0 %
Germany2951033.3 %
Belgium260100.0 %
United Kingdom23050.0 %
Ivory Coast175550.0 %
Netherlands1700
Morocco1651131.3 %
Italy155550.0 %
India1450100.0 %
South Africa13147815.2 %
Sweden120140.0 %
Zambia9100100.0 %
Austria7050.0 %
Libya700
Australia550100.0 %
Kenya550100.0 %
Russia500
Spain551722.7 %
Switzerland5050.0 %
Togo55550.0 %
Ukraine500
Israel0050.0 %
Armenia050100.0 %
Romania0050.0 %
Totals1,24223688521.1 %

Reviews

Destinationappliedacceptedrejectedacceptance
rate
France5324630613.1 %
United States277162935.6 %
Greece270240.0 %
Mexico000
Canada000
Cyprus000
Germany00150.0 %
Belgium5050.0 %
United Kingdom5050.0 %
Ivory Coast000
Netherlands6050.0 %
Morocco500
Italy000
India000
South Africa0522765.8 %
Sweden190130.0 %
Zambia000
Austria000
Libya000
Australia500
Kenya000
Russia000
Spain000
Switzerland000
Togo500
Ukraine000
Israel000
Armenia000
Romania500
Totals89111442921.0 %

Asylum applications of 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. Only in the year 2020 there have been 216 asylum applications from refugees of other countries. The most successful have been the refugees from Central Africa.

New Applications

Originappliedacceptedrejectedacceptance
rate
Central Africa1951,0750100.0 %
Congo (Dem. Republic)2100
Totals2161,0750100.0 %

Reviews

Originappliedacceptedrejectedacceptance
rate
Central Africa000
Congo (Dem. Republic)000
Totals000


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.