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

 

Reviews

Destination appliedacceptedrejectedacceptance
rate
 appliedacceptedrejectedacceptance
rate
Uganda 1,99846037954.8 % 000
Malawi 6381100100.0 % 500
Canada 5462692093.1 % 2352616.1 %
France 35813510456.5 % 121357033.3 %
United States 29914012652.6 % 121281073.7 %
Kenya 235440100.0 % 000
Germany 94273642.9 % 0200100.0 %
Belgium 93372757.8 % 34105315.9 %
Sweden 61102727.0 % 360160.0 %
Burundi 42640100.0 % 31221068.8 %
Finland 2751033.3 % 500
Cameroon 26050.0 % 500
Swaziland 21130100.0 % 000
United Kingdom 1751033.3 % 55550.0 %
Congo 150530.0 % 000
Zambia 14120100.0 % 000
South Korea 11050.0 % 000
Norway 500 5050.0 %
Philippines 5050.0 % 000
Denmark 5050.0 % 000
Italy 55550.0 % 000
Switzerland 5050.0 % 000
Netherlands 500 5050.0 %
Egypt 550100.0 % 000
Australia 000 1111568.8 %
Congo (Dem. Republic) 0380100.0 % 000
Ireland 050100.0 % 000
Totals 4,5301,38482262.7 % 40713620539.9 %





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

 

Reviews

Origin appliedacceptedrejectedacceptance
rate
 appliedacceptedrejectedacceptance
rate
Eritrea 2451050100.0 % 000
Congo (Dem. Republic) 60520100.0 % 000
Somalia 37130100.0 % 000
Sudan 17130100.0 % 000
Burundi 550100.0 % 000
Totals 3641880100.0 % 000



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.