Asylum applications and refugees from South Africa382 people from South Africa fled in 2021 and applied for asylum in other countries, according to UNHCR data. This corresponds to approximately 0.001% of all residents. The most common destination countries have been the United States, Ireland and the United Kingdom. Overall, 73 percent of the asylum applications have been rejected. The most successful have been the refugees in France and Canada.
A total of 146 people fled to the United States from South Africa. With 5 positive decisions, 6.67 percent of all new applications have been accepted. Another 70 applications were rejected, and no decisions were made on those remaining in 2021.
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Asylum applications of refugees from South AfricaThe 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||146||5||70||6.7 %|
|United Kingdom||28||0||27||0.0 %|
|South Korea||10||0||56||0.0 %|
|United States||70||11||0||100.0 %|
|United Kingdom||16||12||0||100.0 %|