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Asylum applications and refugees from Rwanda

2,229 people from Rwanda have fled in 2020 and applied for asylum in other countries. This corresponds to approximately 0.017% of all residents. The most destination countries hereof have been Uganda, Malawi and the United States. The most successful have been the refugees in Malawi and in the United Kingdom.

A total of 112 people from Rwanda fled to Germany. With a total of 38 positive decisions 79.17 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 2020

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 2020. 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
Uganda57828212669.1 %
Malawi514680100.0 %
United States275516842.9 %
France22312013547.1 %
Canada1571705376.2 %
Belgium1256019024.0 %
Kenya115120100.0 %
Germany112381079.2 %
South Africa2752417.2 %
Zimbabwe2200
Sweden18133925.0 %
United Kingdom17130100.0 %
South Korea8050.0 %
Zambia750100.0 %
Finland6110100.0 %
Ecuador550100.0 %
Ghana5050.0 %
Netherlands5050.0 %
Romania550100.0 %
Cameroon50110.0 %
Australia0201066.7 %
Greece0050.0 %
Burundi0483855.8 %
Italy050100.0 %
Japan050100.0 %
Luxembourg0050.0 %
Switzerland0050.0 %
Totals2,22993673456.0 %

Reviews

Destinationappliedacceptedrejectedacceptance
rate
Uganda000
Malawi1200
United States71221559.5 %
France128203933.9 %
Canada4200
Belgium745805.9 %
Kenya500
Germany55550.0 %
South Africa0131350.0 %
Zimbabwe000
Sweden520250.0 %
United Kingdom5050.0 %
South Korea000
Zambia000
Finland500
Ecuador000
Ghana000
Netherlands000
Romania000
Cameroon1100
Australia8050.0 %
Greece5050.0 %
Burundi000
Italy000
Japan000
Luxembourg000
Switzerland000
Totals4236519225.3 %

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 2020 there have been 204 asylum applications from refugees of other countries. The most successful have been the refugees from Eritrea and from Somalia.

New Applications

Originappliedacceptedrejectedacceptance
rate
Sudan9250100.0 %
Eritrea87290100.0 %
Somalia12160100.0 %
Congo (Dem. Republic)8150100.0 %
Burundi500
Ethiopia050100.0 %
Totals204700100.0 %

Reviews

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