Refugees from Niger

718 people from Niger have fled in 2016 and applied for asylum in other countries. This corresponds to approximately 0.003% of all residents. The most destination countries hereof have been Italy, Germany and France. Overall, 92 percent of the asylum applications have been rejected. The most successful have been the refugees in the United States and in Belgium.

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

Refugee countries by origin and destination

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Asylum applications of refugees from Niger

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
Italy 29701200.0 % 000
Germany 1390600.0 % 250190.0 %
France 680290.0 % 160110.0 %
United States 6650100.0 % 14080.0 %
Belgium 51204132.8 % 440280.0 %
Switzerland 2500 000
South Africa 180180.0 % 000
Greece 150100.0 % 700
Canada 800 000
Costa Rica 700 7070.0 %
Sweden 700 000
Morocco 600 000
Netherlands 600 000
Austria 500 000
Totals 718252788.3 % 1130730.0 %

Asylum applications of foreign refugees in Niger

Niger 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 16 asylum applications from refugees of other countries. The most successful have been the refugees of Central Africa and from Libya.

New Applications



Origin appliedacceptedrejectedacceptance
Central Africa 16320100.0 % 060100.0 %
Libya 050100.0 % 000
Totals 16370100.0 % 060100.0 %

National migrant stock from 1995 to 2015

In 2015 a total of 189,255 migrants lived in Niger. 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.