Asylum applications and refugees in Djibouti

1,564 asylum applications by refugees were received in 2021 in Djibouti — according to UNHCR. Most of them came from Ethiopia. A total of 489 decisions have been made on initial applications. Around 100% of them were answered positively. 0 percent of asylum applications have been rejected in the first instance. The most successful have been the applications of refugees from Ethiopia and from Eritrea.

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

Refugee countries by origin and destination

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Incoming asylum applications in Djibouti 2001 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 from foreign refugees in Djibouti

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

Ethiopia1,4743900100.0 %
Eritrea59810100.0 %
Somalia25130100.0 %
Syria650100.0 %
Totals1,5644890100.0 %



Asylum applications of refugees from Djibouti

Djibouti is one of the countries where refugees are not only coming in. In the year 2021, there have been 130 asylum applications received from citizens from Djibouti in other countries. The most successful have been the applications in Egypt and in Greece.

New Applications

France75478435.9 %
Belgium15101540.0 %
Germany120130.0 %
Greece1250100.0 %
Egypt6110100.0 %
Canada5521083.9 %
Sweden0050.0 %
United States0181751.4 %
Totals13014314449.8 %


France82151550.0 %
Canada11131056.5 %
Sweden260240.0 %
United States13100100.0 %
Totals152384943.7 %

National migrant stock from 1960 to 2020

In 2020 a total of 119,738 migrants lived in Djibouti, representing about 0 percent of the total population. 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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