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Asylum applications and refugees from Rwanda

12,838 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.

Refugee countries by origin and destination


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Development of asylum applications from citizens from Rwanda 2000 to 2021

The 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 Rwanda

The 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.

New Applications

DestinationAppliedAcceptedRejectedAcceptance
rate
Uganda10,8221,1713,33126.0 %
Malawi6292460100.0 %
United States241678444.4 %
France23213823237.3 %
Germany2262510119.8 %
Kenya20550100.0 %
Canada1502824785.7 %
Belgium1254525015.3 %
Cameroon31050.0 %
Congo300270.0 %
Sweden2652317.9 %
Eswatini2300
Finland2250100.0 %
Zambia20161355.2 %
Israel14050.0 %
Netherlands9050.0 %
South Korea8050.0 %
Switzerland8050.0 %
United Kingdom750100.0 %
Central Africa550100.0 %
Namibia550100.0 %
Burundi0100100.0 %
Denmark0050.0 %
Mali050100.0 %
Spain050100.0 %
Totals12,8382,0404,13833.0 %

Reviews

DestinationAppliedAcceptedRejectedAcceptance
rate
Uganda126437337.1 %
Malawi000
United States63251661.0 %
France182374644.6 %
Germany111100100.0 %
Kenya900
Canada57205028.6 %
Belgium9000
Cameroon7050.0 %
Congo000
Sweden230420.0 %
Eswatini000
Finland500
Zambia000
Israel000
Netherlands000
South Korea000
Switzerland000
United Kingdom550100.0 %
Central Africa000
Namibia000
Burundi0050.0 %
Denmark500
Mali000
Spain000
Totals68314023737.1 %

Asylum applications from 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. 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.

New Applications

OriginAppliedAcceptedRejectedAcceptance
rate
Eritrea1831720100.0 %
Sudan981330100.0 %
Congo (Dem. Republic)87870100.0 %
Burundi18230100.0 %
Somalia11140100.0 %
Ethiopia650100.0 %
Totals4034340100.0 %

Reviews

OriginAppliedAcceptedRejectedAcceptance
rate
Eritrea000
Sudan000
Congo (Dem. Republic)000
Burundi000
Somalia000
Ethiopia000
Totals000


National migrant stock from 1960 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 numbers includes granted refugees but no asylum seekers. The data are based on the results of censuses, as well as on estimates and projections from the United Nations Population Division.
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