Refugees from Guinea-Bissau

1,467 people from Guinea-Bissau have fled in 2016 and applied for asylum in other countries. This corresponds to approximately 0.081% of all residents. The most destination countries hereof have been Italy, Germany and Brazil. Overall, 99 percent of the asylum applications have been rejected. The most successful have been the refugees in Brazil and in Italy.

Refugee countries by origin and destination

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Development of asylum applications from citizens from Guinea-Bissau 2000 to 2016

The top line represents the total number of asylum applications (first applications + reviews). Below there are the number of recognized refugees (green) and the rejected applications (red).

Asylum applications of refugees from Guinea-Bissau

The total number of initial and continuing applications refers to the year 2016. 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
Italy 73405020.0 % 000
Germany 40101750.0 % 340400.0 %
Brazil 1905984.9 % 000
France 850960.0 % 770970.0 %
Netherlands 1100 000
Spain 9050.0 % 000
Cameroon 700 0060.0 %
United States 700 000
Austria 600 000
Belgium 600 000
Denmark 600 000
Portugal 500 000
Totals 1,46758760.6 % 11101430.0 %

National migrant stock from 1995 to 2015

In 2015 a total of 22,333 migrants lived in Guinea-Bissau. 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.