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Asylum applications and refugees in Eswatini

262 asylum applications by refugees were received in 2021 in Eswatini — according to UNHCR. Most of them came from Somalia, Congo (Dem. Republic) and from Ethiopia. A total of 86 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 the Congo and from Somalia.

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

Refugee countries by origin and destination


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Asylum applications from foreign refugees in Eswatini

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

OriginAppliedAcceptedRejectedAcceptance
rate
Somalia140130100.0 %
Congo (Dem. Republic)31630100.0 %
Ethiopia2400
Rwanda2300
Congo1800
Burundi1100
Cameroon500
Eritrea500
Zimbabwe5100100.0 %
Totals262860100.0 %

Reviews

OriginAppliedAcceptedRejectedAcceptance
rate
Somalia000
Congo (Dem. Republic)000
Ethiopia000
Rwanda000
Congo000
Burundi000
Cameroon000
Eritrea000
Zimbabwe000
Totals000

Asylum applications of refugees from Eswatini

Eswatini is one of the countries where refugees are not only coming in. In the year 2021, there have been 9 asylum applications received from citizens from Eswatini in other countries. The most successful have been the applications in Canada.

New Applications

DestinationAppliedAcceptedRejectedAcceptance
rate
Ireland900
Canada050100.0 %
Totals950100.0 %

Reviews

DestinationAppliedAcceptedRejectedAcceptance
rate
Ireland000
Canada000
Totals000


National migrant stock from 1960 to 2015

In 2015 a total of 31,579 migrants lived in Eswatini. 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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