Asylum applications and refugees in Mozambique

2,499 asylum applications by refugees were received in 2018 in Mozambique - according to UNHCR. Most of them came from Somalia. 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 2018

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 2018. 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
Somalia 1,55300 000
Rwanda 52400 000
Burundi 40600 000
Uganda 1600 000
Totals 2,49900 000

Asylum applications of refugees from Mozambique

Mozambique is one of the countries, were refugees are not only migratiing in. Only in the year 2018 there have been 382 asylum applications, which were received for citizens from Mozambique in other countries. Most successful have been the applications in South Africa and in Germany.

New Applications



Destination appliedacceptedrejectedacceptance
Zimbabwe 27000 000
South Africa 420520.0 % 4900
Brazil 1500 000
China 1000 000
Canada 800 000
Germany 80170.0 % 2400
United Kingdom 8090.0 % 000
Sweden 800 000
United States 700 500
South Korea 600 000
Totals 3820780.0 % 7800

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.