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Asylum applications and refugees from Rwanda

4,530 people from Rwanda have fled in 2019 and applied for asylum in other countries. This corresponds to approximately 0.036% of all residents. The most destination countries hereof have been Uganda, Malawi and Canada. The most successful have been the refugees in Malawi and in Burundi.

A total of 94 people from Rwanda fled to Germany. With a total of 27 positive decisions 42.86 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 Rwanda.

Refugee countries by origin and destination


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Development of asylum applications from citizens from Rwanda 2000 to 2019

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 Rwanda

The total number of initial and continuing applications refers to the year 2019. 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

Destinationappliedacceptedrejectedacceptance
rate
Uganda1,99846037954.8 %
Malawi6381100100.0 %
Canada5462692093.1 %
France35813510456.5 %
United States29914012652.6 %
Kenya235440100.0 %
Germany94273642.9 %
Belgium93372757.8 %
Sweden61102727.0 %
Burundi42640100.0 %
Finland2751033.3 %
Cameroon26050.0 %
Eswatini21130100.0 %
United Kingdom1751033.3 %
Congo150530.0 %
Zambia14120100.0 %
South Korea11050.0 %
Norway500
Philippines5050.0 %
Denmark5050.0 %
Italy55550.0 %
Switzerland5050.0 %
Netherlands500
Egypt550100.0 %
Australia000
Congo (Dem. Republic)0380100.0 %
Ireland050100.0 %
Totals4,5301,38482262.7 %

Reviews

Destinationappliedacceptedrejectedacceptance
rate
Uganda000
Malawi500
Canada2352616.1 %
France121357033.3 %
United States121281073.7 %
Kenya000
Germany0200100.0 %
Belgium34105315.9 %
Sweden360160.0 %
Burundi31221068.8 %
Finland500
Cameroon500
Eswatini000
United Kingdom55550.0 %
Congo000
Zambia000
South Korea000
Norway5050.0 %
Philippines000
Denmark000
Italy000
Switzerland000
Netherlands5050.0 %
Egypt000
Australia1111568.8 %
Congo (Dem. Republic)000
Ireland000
Totals40713620539.9 %

Asylum applications of foreign refugees in Rwanda

Rwanda 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 2019 there have been 364 asylum applications from refugees of other countries. The most successful have been the refugees from Eritrea and from the Congo.

New Applications

Originappliedacceptedrejectedacceptance
rate
Eritrea2451050100.0 %
Congo (Dem. Republic)60520100.0 %
Somalia37130100.0 %
Sudan17130100.0 %
Burundi550100.0 %
Totals3641880100.0 %

Reviews

Originappliedacceptedrejectedacceptance
rate
Eritrea000
Congo (Dem. Republic)000
Somalia000
Sudan000
Burundi000
Totals000


National migrant stock from 1980 to 2015

In 2015 a total of 441,525 migrants lived in Rwanda. 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.