Asylum applications and refugees in Djibouti

840 asylum applications by refugees were received in 2019 in Djibouti - according to UNHCR. Most of them came from Ethiopia. A total of 50 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 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 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



Origin appliedacceptedrejectedacceptance
Ethiopia 70400 000
Eritrea 90500100.0 % 000
Somalia 4600 000
Totals 840500100.0 % 000

Asylum applications of refugees from Djibouti

Djibouti is one of the countries, were refugees are not only migratiing in. Only in the year 2019 there have been 222 asylum applications, which were received for citizens from Djibouti in other countries. Most successful have been the applications in Belgium and in Canada.

New Applications



Destination appliedacceptedrejectedacceptance
France 8952417.2 % 27291960.4 %
Canada 671503282.4 % 42253343.1 %
Sweden 15050.0 % 200150.0 %
Belgium 14100100.0 % 50100.0 %
Egypt 1210566.7 % 000
United States 10501379.4 % 14110100.0 %
Germany 10050.0 % 500
Switzerland 500 000
Totals 2222258472.8 % 113657745.8 %

National migrant stock from 1980 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.