Asylum applications from foreign refugees in Aruba
The total number of initial and continuing applications refers to the year 2018. 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.
National migrant stock from 1960 to 2015
In 2015 a total of 36,114 migrants lived in Aruba. 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.