Refugees from Mozambique

11,369 people from Mozambique have fled in 2016 and applied for asylum in other countries. This corresponds to approximately 0.039% of all residents. The most destination countries hereof have been Malawi, Zimbabwe and South Africa. Overall, 100 percent of the asylum applications have been rejected. The most successful have been the refugees in South Africa and in Brazil.

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

Refugee countries by origin and destination

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Development of asylum applications from citizens from Mozambique 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 Mozambique

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



Destination appliedacceptedrejectedacceptance
Malawi 10,11400 000
Zimbabwe 65600 000
South Africa 54704700.0 % 000
China 1800 000
Germany 900 000
Brazil 7060.0 % 000
France 6050.0 % 000
Netherlands 600 000
United States 600 000
Totals 11,36904810.0 % 000

Asylum applications of foreign refugees in Mozambique

Mozambique 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 2,096 asylum applications from refugees of other countries.

New Applications



Origin appliedacceptedrejectedacceptance
Burundi 93900 000
Congo (Dem. Republic) 67200 000
Rwanda 29300 000
Somalia 18700 000
Congo, Republic of the 500 000
Totals 2,09600 000

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.