Asylum applications and refugees from Tanzania

195 people from Tanzania fled in 2021 and applied for asylum in other countries, according to UNHCR data. The most common destination countries have been Kenya, Germany and the United States. The most successful have been the refugees in the United Kingdom and Ireland.

Refugee countries by origin and destination

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Asylum applications of refugees from Tanzania

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

Germany40105615.2 %
United States220120.0 %
Canada20531973.6 %
France12101540.0 %
United Kingdom11130100.0 %
Italy5050.0 %
South Korea50130.0 %
Netherlands551722.7 %
Sweden510566.7 %
Belgium00100.0 %
Ireland050100.0 %
Totals19510615241.1 %


Germany760290.0 %
United States500
Canada2551426.3 %
France160110.0 %
United Kingdom5110100.0 %
South Korea000
Sweden3453113.9 %
Greece10050.0 %
Totals171219018.9 %

National migrant stock from 1960 to 2020

In 2020 a total of 426,017 migrants lived in Tanzania, representing about 1 percent of the total population. 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. (Values of the graph in millions of immigrants)

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