Asylum applications and refugees from Gabon

141 people from Gabon fled in 2021 and applied for asylum in other countries, according to UNHCR data. This corresponds to approximately 0.006% of all residents. The most common destination countries have been France, United States and Germany. Overall, 86 percent of the asylum applications have been rejected. The most successful have been the refugees in Canada and the United Kingdom.

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 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

France90292729.6 %
United States240130.0 %
Germany70110.0 %
Belgium50100.0 %
Canada5130100.0 %
Italy5050.0 %
Spain550100.0 %
United Kingdom050100.0 %
South Korea0050.0 %
Totals1415231614.1 %


France129126914.8 %
United States900
Germany60100.0 %
Canada550100.0 %
United Kingdom000
South Korea000
Totals149177917.7 %

Asylum applications from foreign refugees in Gabon

New Applications

Chad0050.0 %
Congo (Dem. Republic)00100.0 %
Totals00150.0 %


Congo (Dem. Republic)000

National migrant stock from 1960 to 2020

In 2020 a total of 416,651 migrants lived in Gabon, representing about 1 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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