Refugees in Kenya

18,032 asylum applications by refugees were received in 2016 in Kenya - according to UNHCR. Most of them came from the Congo, Ethiopia and from Burundi. A total of 5,094 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 the Congo and from Ethiopia.

In a second table below you find the refugees, who fled from Kenya and made their asylum application in other countries.

Refugee countries by origin and destination


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Development of incoming asylum applications [in Country] 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 foreign refugees in Kenya

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

 

Reviews

Origin appliedacceptedrejectedacceptance
rate
 appliedacceptedrejectedacceptance
rate
Congo (Dem. Republic) 7,3572,4800100.0 % 15180100.0 %
Ethiopia 2,5111,0760100.0 % 89430100.0 %
Burundi 2,3649850100.0 % 1290100.0 %
Somalia 1,661450100.0 % 660100.0 %
Sudan 1,5083640100.0 % 900
South Sudan 1,32500 2300
Uganda 65181891.0 % 1900
Rwanda 269120100.0 % 000
Eritrea 201190100.0 % 000
Yemen 107180100.0 % 000
Congo, Republic of the 4200 000
Tanzania 2400 900
Afghanistan 660100.0 % 000
Angola 600 000
Totals 18,0325,086899.8 % 182760100.0 %





Asylum applications of refugees from Kenya

Kenya is one of the countries, were refugees are not only migratiing in. Only in the year 2016 there have been 1,498 asylum applications, which were received for citizens from Kenya in other countries. Most successful have been the applications in the United States and in Canada.
  

New Applications

 

Reviews

Destination appliedacceptedrejectedacceptance
rate
 appliedacceptedrejectedacceptance
rate
United States 709540100.0 % 5981436.4 %
Germany 18601110.0 % 70540.0 %
South Africa 14201790.0 % 000
United Kingdom 110105714.9 % 2992625.7 %
Ethiopia 6600 000
Canada 59201655.6 % 000
Australia 44222744.9 % 11080.0 %
Sweden 3951722.7 % 710430.0 %
France 31144523.7 % 1800
South Korea 270130.0 % 000
Italy 20070.0 % 000
Belgium 9070.0 % 240100.0 %
Brazil 900 000
Austria 8060.0 % 000
Jordan 800 000
Denmark 700 000
Uganda 700 000
Netherlands 600 000
Zimbabwe 6060.0 % 000
China 500 000
Greece 00110.0 % 1400
Lebanon 0070.0 % 500
Norway 0050.0 % 700
Totals 1,49812551419.6 % 245171559.9 %



National migrant stock from 1980 to 2015

In 2015 a total of 1,084,357 migrants lived in Kenya. 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.


(Values of the graph in millions of immigrants)