Refugees in Mozambique

4,637 asylum applications by refugees were received in 2017 in Mozambique - according to UNHCR. Most of them came from Burundi. A total of 0 decisions have been made on initial applications.

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

Refugee countries by origin and destination

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Development of incoming asylum applications in Mozambique 2000 to 2017

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 Mozambique

The total number of initial and continuing applications refers to the year 2017. 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



Origin appliedacceptedrejectedacceptance
Burundi 1,74400 000
Congo (Dem. Republic) 1,37200 000
Rwanda 1,03700 000
Somalia 48400 000
Totals 4,63700 000

Asylum applications of refugees from Mozambique

Mozambique is one of the countries, were refugees are not only migratiing in. Only in the year 2017 there have been 1,923 asylum applications, which were received for citizens from Mozambique in other countries. Most successful have been the applications in Kenya and in South Africa.

New Applications



Destination appliedacceptedrejectedacceptance
Malawi 1,61400 000
South Africa 22902370.0 % 000
Brazil 23050.0 % 000
Germany 2000 000
United States 1000 000
United Kingdom 900 000
South Korea 700 000
China 600 000
Norway 500 000
Canada 0060.0 % 500
France 000 800
Kenya 050100.0 % 000
Totals 1,92352482.0 % 1300

National migrant stock from 1980 to 2015

In 2015 a total of 222,928 migrants lived in Mozambique. 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.