Asylum applications and refugees in Belize

376 asylum applications by refugees were received in 2018 in Belize - according to UNHCR. Most of them came from El Salvador. A total of 96 decisions have been made on initial applications. Which were around 25% answered positively. 75 percent of asylum applications have been rejected in the first instance. Most successful have been the applications of refugees from El Salvador and from Honduras.

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

Refugee countries by origin and destination


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Asylum applications of foreign refugees in Belize

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
El Salvador 312245928.9 % 000
Honduras 450130.0 % 000
Nicaragua 1900 000
Totals 376247225.0 % 000





Asylum applications of refugees from Belize

Belize is one of the countries, were refugees are not only migratiing in. Only in the year 2018 there have been 22 asylum applications, which were received for citizens from Belize in other countries.
  

New Applications

 

Reviews

Destination appliedacceptedrejectedacceptance
rate
 appliedacceptedrejectedacceptance
rate
United States 1600 590230.0 %
Mexico 600 000
Totals 2200 590230.0 %



National migrant stock from 1980 to 2015

In 2015 a total of 53,860 migrants lived in Belize. 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.