Asylum applications and refugees from Gabon

470 people from Gabon have fled in 2018 and applied for asylum in other countries. This corresponds to approximately 0.022% of all residents. The most destination countries hereof have been France, United States and Canada. Overall, 87 percent of the asylum applications have been rejected. The most successful have been the refugees in the United States and in France.

In a second listing below you find the refugees, who came from foreign countries and made their appication in Gabon.

Refugee countries by origin and destination

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Asylum applications of refugees from Gabon

The total number of initial and continuing applications refers to the year 2018. 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



Destination appliedacceptedrejectedacceptance
France 3384630613.1 % 272219817.6 %
United States 4881633.3 % 2200
Canada 3000 000
Germany 210180.0 % 24050.0 %
Belgium 200100.0 % 000
Greece 800 000
Italy 5060.0 % 000
Luxembourg 0050.0 % 000
Totals 4705436113.0 % 3182110316.9 %

Asylum applications of foreign refugees in Gabon

Gabon is not only a country from which many people escape. There are also refugees from other countries, who apply for asylum here and hope for a better future. Only in the year 2018 there have been 121 asylum applications from refugees of other countries. The most successful have been the refugees from the Congo and from Chad.

New Applications



Origin appliedacceptedrejectedacceptance
Congo (Dem. Republic) 760230.0 % 000
Chad 300180.0 % 000
Central Africa 15060.0 % 000
Totals 1210470.0 % 000

National migrant stock from 1980 to 2015

In 2015 a total of 268,384 migrants lived in Gabon. 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.