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Asylum applications and refugees in the Republic of the Congo

8,975 asylum applications by refugees were received in 2019 in the Republic of the Congo - according to UNHCR. Most of them came from the Congo. A total of 192 decisions have been made on initial applications. Which were around 15% answered positively. 85 percent of asylum applications have been rejected in the first instance. Most successful have been the applications of refugees from Central Africa.

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 2019

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 2019. 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

Originappliedacceptedrejectedacceptance
rate
Congo (Dem. Republic)8,95001100.0 %
Rwanda150530.0 %
Cameroon500
Sudan500
Central Africa0290100.0 %
Totals8,9752916315.1 %

Reviews

Originappliedacceptedrejectedacceptance
rate
Congo (Dem. Republic)000
Rwanda000
Cameroon000
Sudan000
Central Africa000
Totals000

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 2019 there have been 1,536 asylum applications, which were received for citizens from the Congo in other countries. Most successful have been the applications in Kenya and in Eswatini.

New Applications

Destinationappliedacceptedrejectedacceptance
rate
France9667750713.2 %
Greece107323448.5 %
Canada70211952.5 %
Spain49245231.6 %
Morocco440130.0 %
Netherlands430280.0 %
Germany4351821.7 %
Cyprus405550.0 %
United Kingdom30050.0 %
Eswatini25100100.0 %
Kenya24100100.0 %
Mauritania24050.0 %
Sweden2100
Portugal1800
Egypt12100100.0 %
Belgium5050.0 %
Romania5050.0 %
Switzerland5050.0 %
Lebanon5050.0 %
United States000
Austria050100.0 %
Congo (Dem. Republic)00100.0 %
Ukraine0050.0 %
Totals1,53619972121.6 %

Reviews

Destinationappliedacceptedrejectedacceptance
rate
France58910559015.1 %
Greece500
Canada165550.0 %
Spain000
Morocco500
Netherlands240140.0 %
Germany00190.0 %
Cyprus000
United Kingdom100110.0 %
Eswatini000
Kenya000
Mauritania000
Sweden10050.0 %
Portugal000
Egypt000
Belgium000
Romania500
Switzerland000
Lebanon000
United States181282850.0 %
Austria000
Congo (Dem. Republic)000
Ukraine5050.0 %
Totals85013867716.9 %


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.