Refugees from Mauritania

1,222 people from Mauritania have fled in 2016 and applied for asylum in other countries. This corresponds to approximately 0.028% of all residents. The most destination countries hereof have been France, United States and Germany. Overall, 84 percent of the asylum applications have been rejected. The most successful have been the refugees in the United States and in Canada.

In a second listing below you find the refugees, who came from foreign countries and made their appication in Mauritania.

Refugee countries by origin and destination


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Development of asylum applications from citizens from Mauritania 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 Mauritania

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

Destination appliedacceptedrejectedacceptance
rate
 appliedacceptedrejectedacceptance
rate
France 637758328.3 % 78211245219.9 %
United States 205300100.0 % 611568.8 %
Germany 1110180.0 % 1300
Canada 70261366.7 % 000
Belgium 62314143.1 % 9163116.2 %
Italy 58203437.0 % 000
Senegal 1400 000
Netherlands 1100 000
Spain 900 000
Greece 800 700
Sweden 800 500
Portugal 700 000
Australia 600 000
Brazil 600 000
Denmark 500 000
Luxembourg 500 000
Totals 1,22218293816.3 % 90412948820.9 %





Asylum applications of foreign refugees in Mauritania

Mauritania is not only a country from which many people escape. There are also refugees from other countries, who apply for asylum here and hope for a better future. Only in the year 2016 there have been 579 asylum applications from refugees of other countries. The most successful have been the refugees of Syria and from Central Africa.
  

New Applications

 

Reviews

Origin appliedacceptedrejectedacceptance
rate
 appliedacceptedrejectedacceptance
rate
Syria 2161780100.0 % 000
Central Africa 120880100.0 % 000
Nigeria 720200.0 % 1700
Senegal 52191065.5 % 17050.0 %
Ivory Coast 27070.0 % 500
unknown 24110100.0 % 000
Cameroon 22080.0 % 000
Sudan 1100 000
Guinea 900 6050.0 %
Afghanistan 700 000
Congo (Dem. Republic) 70120.0 % 000
Togo 700 000
Lebanon 500 000
Iraq 0100100.0 % 000
Totals 5793065784.3 % 450100.0 %



National migrant stock from 1980 to 2015

In 2015 a total of 138,162 migrants lived in Mauritania. 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.