Asylum applications and refugees from the Congo1,147 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.
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Development of asylum applications from citizens from the Congo 2000 to 2021The 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 CongoThe 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.
|United States||156||20||64||23.8 %|
|United Kingdom||16||5||5||50.0 %|
|Ivory Coast||0||0||5||0.0 %|
|South Korea||0||0||5||0.0 %|
|United States||112||28||0||100.0 %|
Asylum applications from foreign refugees in the Republic of the CongoThe 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.
|Central Africa||152||57||0||100.0 %|
|Congo (Dem. Republic)||55||5||103||4.6 %|
|Congo (Dem. Republic)||0||0||0|