Asylum applications and refugees in Zimbabwe

2,788 asylum applications by refugees were received in 2018 in Zimbabwe - according to UNHCR. Most of them came from the Congo, Mozambique and from Burundi. A total of 219 decisions have been made on initial applications. Which were around 95% answered positively. 5 percent of asylum applications have been rejected in the first instance. Most successful have been the applications of refugees from the Congo.

In a second table below you find the refugees, who fled from Zimbabwe and made their asylum application in other countries.

Refugee countries by origin and destination


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Development of incoming asylum applications in Zimbabwe 2000 to 2018

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 foreign refugees in Zimbabwe

The total number of initial and continuing applications refers to the year 2018. 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

Origin appliedacceptedrejectedacceptance
rate
 appliedacceptedrejectedacceptance
rate
Congo (Dem. Republic) 2,2912091095.4 % 000
Mozambique 27000 000
Burundi 12000 000
Rwanda 3000 000
Sudan 2700 000
Mali 1800 000
Ivory Coast 1700 000
Somalia 800 000
Ethiopia 700 000
Totals 2,7882091095.4 % 000





Asylum applications of refugees from Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe is one of the countries, were refugees are not only migratiing in. Only in the year 2018 there have been 1,805 asylum applications, which were received for citizens from Zimbabwe in other countries. Most successful have been the applications in Turkey and in the United States.
  

New Applications

 

Reviews

Destination appliedacceptedrejectedacceptance
rate
 appliedacceptedrejectedacceptance
rate
South Africa 66807900.0 % 83000
Ireland 2822312915.1 % 136553958.5 %
Canada 200592967.0 % 230120.0 %
United Kingdom 164141558.3 % 119508936.0 %
United States 133623067.4 % 47060.0 %
Germany 114259221.4 % 112182640.9 %
China 790110.0 % 50120.0 %
Botswana 3000 000
Turkey 2660100.0 % 000
Australia 2400 6110100.0 %
France 15080.0 % 800
Egypt 1400 000
Israel 1100 000
Cyprus 1000 000
Norway 900 000
South Korea 800 000
Italy 700 000
New Zealand 600 000
Portugal 500 000
Belgium 000 500
Greece 0060.0 % 900
Netherlands 000 500
Totals 1,8051891,25013.1 % 1,30513418442.1 %



National migrant stock from 1980 to 2015

In 2015 a total of 398,866 migrants lived in Zimbabwe. 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.