Refugees from Nigeria

54,931 people from Nigeria have fled in 2016 and applied for asylum in other countries. This corresponds to approximately 0.030% of all residents. The most destination countries hereof have been Italy, Germany and South Africa. Overall, 94 percent of the asylum applications have been rejected. The most successful have been the refugees in the United States and in Cameroon.

A total of 12,709 people from Nigeria fled to Germany. With a total of 123 positive decisions 6.48 percent of all applications have been accepted.

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

Refugee countries by origin and destination


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Development of asylum applications from citizens from Nigeria 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 Nigeria

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
Italy 27,08851613,7953.6 % 000
Germany 12,7091231,7746.5 % 207101576.0 %
South Africa 3,27603,0960.0 % 000
United Kingdom 1,8492121,12615.8 % 4049728025.7 %
France 1,7271411,5858.2 % 1,41313995312.7 %
Austria 1,644162117.0 % 000
Canada 1,56538947545.0 % 000
United States 1,092520100.0 % 216535748.2 %
Indonesia 6120160.0 % 1600
Brazil 326163332.7 % 000
South Korea 32404110.0 % 000
Sweden 3035720521.8 % 384102264.2 %
Spain 294222151.2 % 000
Egypt 25203920.0 % 70110.0 %
Ireland 20551932.5 % 188128212.8 %
Netherlands 2042610320.2 % 74144424.1 %
Greece 192172406.6 % 3170630.0 %
Finland 16281355.6 % 7060.0 %
Morocco 1300310.0 % 00160.0 %
Denmark 12000 3300
Australia 108413951.3 % 3271828.0 %
Belgium 89126216.2 % 740460.0 %
Georgia 820140.0 % 000
Mauritania 720200.0 % 1700
Luxembourg 60090.0 % 250140.0 %
China 470340.0 % 34070.0 %
Hungary 476638.7 % 3600
Norway 470250.0 % 960670.0 %
Switzerland 4100 000
Argentina 2500 000
Ghana 230130.0 % 000
Czechia 2200 700
Cameroon 2180100.0 % 000
Iceland 2100 000
Malaysia 21070.0 % 000
Thailand 18070.0 % 000
Turkey 1700 000
Malta 169564.3 % 80110.0 %
Croatia 1300 9080.0 %
India 12090.0 % 6050.0 %
Liberia 900 000
Ukraine 900 000
Slovenia 8050.0 % 000
Uruguay 700 000
Romania 600 000
Senegal 600 000
Benin 500 000
Poland 500 7050.0 %
Congo (Dem. Republic) 0050.0 % 000
Cyprus 000 600
Japan 000 4900
Totals 54,9311,67624,1596.5 % 3,6723422,07614.1 %





Asylum applications of foreign refugees in Nigeria

Nigeria 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 206 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 60540100.0 % 000
Congo (Dem. Republic) 59150100.0 % 000
Togo 1500 000
Central Africa 14150100.0 % 000
Chad 1300 000
Ivory Coast 110100.0 % 000
Eritrea 1180100.0 % 000
Mali 1100 000
Cameroon 700 000
unknown 500 000
Sudan 060100.0 % 000
Totals 206981090.7 % 000



National migrant stock from 1980 to 2015

In 2015 a total of 1,199,115 migrants lived in Nigeria. 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.


(Values of the graph in millions of immigrants)