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Asylum applications and refugees in Lesotho

49 asylum applications by refugees were received in 2021 in Lesotho — according to UNHCR. The countries of origin were exclusively the Congo (Dem. Republic) and Eritrea. A total of 18 decisions have been made on initial applications. Around 100% of them were answered positively. 0 percent of asylum applications have been rejected in the first instance. The 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 from foreign refugees in Lesotho

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

OriginAppliedAcceptedRejectedAcceptance
rate
Congo (Dem. Republic)27130100.0 %
Eritrea2250100.0 %
Totals49180100.0 %

Reviews

OriginAppliedAcceptedRejectedAcceptance
rate
Congo (Dem. Republic)000
Eritrea000
Totals000

Asylum applications of refugees from Lesotho


New Applications

DestinationAppliedAcceptedRejectedAcceptance
rate
Canada0050.0 %
Totals0050.0 %

Reviews

DestinationAppliedAcceptedRejectedAcceptance
rate
Canada500
Totals500


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 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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