Asylum applications and refugees in Zambia8,387 asylum applications by refugees were received in 2021 in Zambia — according to UNHCR. Most of them came from the Congo, Burundi and from Somalia. A total of 7,671 decisions have been made on initial applications. Around 94% of them were answered positively. 6 percent of asylum applications have been rejected in the first instance. The most successful have been the applications of refugees from Eritrea and from Turkey.
In a second table below you can find the refugees who fled from Zambia and made their asylum application to other countries.
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Incoming asylum applications in Zambia 2000 to 2021The 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 from foreign refugees in ZambiaThe 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.
|Congo (Dem. Republic)||6,244||5,556||313||94.7 %|
|Congo (Dem. Republic)||0||0||0|
Asylum applications of refugees from ZambiaZambia is one of the countries where refugees are not only coming in. In the year 2021, there have been 59 asylum applications received from citizens from Zambia in other countries. The most successful have been the applications in Canada and in Australia.
|United States||39||0||13||0.0 %|
|United Kingdom||10||5||0||100.0 %|