Asylum applications and refugees in Djibouti

289 asylum applications by refugees were received in 2020 in Djibouti - according to UNHCR. Most of them came from Ethiopia. A total of 631 decisions have been made on initial applications. Which were around 100% answered positively. 0 percent of asylum applications have been rejected in the first instance. Most successful have been the applications of refugees from Ethiopia and from Eritrea.

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

Refugee countries by origin and destination

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Asylum applications of foreign refugees in Djibouti

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

Ethiopia2435630100.0 %
Eritrea37580100.0 %
Congo (Dem. Republic)950100.0 %
Iraq050100.0 %
Totals2896310100.0 %


Congo (Dem. Republic)000

Asylum applications of refugees from Djibouti

Djibouti is one of the countries, were refugees are not only migratiing in. Only in the year 2020 there have been 139 asylum applications, which were received for citizens from Djibouti in other countries. Most successful have been the applications in Greece and in Sweden.

New Applications

France9153911.4 %
Belgium23253541.7 %
Sweden1050100.0 %
United States9221166.7 %
Germany650100.0 %
Canada038588.4 %
Greece0100100.0 %
Switzerland050100.0 %
Totals1391159056.1 %


France3552020.0 %
Belgium1052516.7 %
Sweden190270.0 %
United States900
Germany0050.0 %
Canada7361078.3 %
Totals80468734.6 %

National migrant stock from 1960 to 2015

In 2015 a total of 112,351 migrants lived in Djibouti. 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.
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