Asylum applications and refugees from Rwanda12,838 people from Rwanda fled in 2021 and applied for asylum in other countries, according to UNHCR data. This corresponds to approximately 0.097% of all residents. The most common destination countries have been Uganda, Malawi and the United States. Overall, 67 percent of the asylum applications have been rejected. The most successful have been the refugees in Malawi and Burundi.
A total of 241 people fled to the United States from Rwanda. With 67 positive decisions, 44.37 percent of all new applications have been accepted. Another 84 applications were rejected, and no decisions were made on those remaining in 2021.
In a second table below you can additionally find the refugees who came from abroad and applied for asylum inRwanda.
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Development of asylum applications from citizens from Rwanda 2000 to 2021The top line represents the total number of asylum applications (first applications + reviews). Below are the number of recognized refugees (green) and rejected applications (red).
Asylum applications of refugees from RwandaThe total number of initial and continuing applications refers to the year 2021. Please note that the number of decisions (acceptances or rejections) does not have to add up with the number of applications because there may still have been open cases from previous years. Also, they don't 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.
|United States||241||67||84||44.4 %|
|South Korea||8||0||5||0.0 %|
|United Kingdom||7||5||0||100.0 %|
|Central Africa||5||5||0||100.0 %|
|United States||63||25||16||61.0 %|
|United Kingdom||5||5||0||100.0 %|
Asylum applications from foreign refugees in RwandaRwanda 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. In the year 2021, there have been 403 asylum applications from refugees of other countries. The most successful have been the refugees from Eritrea and from Sudan.
|Congo (Dem. Republic)||87||87||0||100.0 %|
|Congo (Dem. Republic)||0||0||0|