Asylum applications and refugees in Lesotho

162 asylum applications by refugees were received in 2020 in Lesotho - according to UNHCR. Most of them came from the Congo. A total of 68 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 Eritrea.

Refugee countries by origin and destination

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Asylum applications of foreign refugees in Lesotho

The total number of initial and continuing applications refers to the year 2020. 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

Congo (Dem. Republic)115450100.0 %
Eritrea29130100.0 %
Ethiopia18100100.0 %
Totals162680100.0 %


Congo (Dem. Republic)000

National migrant stock from 1960 to 2015

In 2015 a total of 6,572 migrants lived in Lesotho. 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.
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