Asylum applications and refugees in Belize

530 asylum applications by refugees were received in 2019 in Belize - according to UNHCR. Most of them came from El Salvador. A total of 33 decisions have been made on initial applications. 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 2019. 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 3670230.0 % 000
Honduras 1070100.0 % 000
Nicaragua 3000 000
Guatemala 2100 000
Cuba 500 000
Totals 5300330.0 % 000





Asylum applications of refugees from Belize

Belize is one of the countries, were refugees are not only migratiing in. Only in the year 2019 there have been 37 asylum applications, which were received for citizens from Belize in other countries. Most successful have been the applications in Mexico and in the United States.
  

New Applications

 

Reviews

Destination appliedacceptedrejectedacceptance
rate
 appliedacceptedrejectedacceptance
rate
Mexico 2650100.0 % 000
United States 110120.0 % 840200.0 %
Totals 3751229.4 % 840200.0 %



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.