Refugees from Colombia

10,176 people from Colombia have fled in 2016 and applied for asylum in other countries. This corresponds to approximately 0.021% of all residents. The most destination countries hereof have been Venezuela, Chile and the United States. The most successful have been the refugees in the United States and in Brazil.

A total of 57 people from Colombia fled to Germany. With a total of 6 positive decisions 21.43 percent of all applications have been accepted.

In a second listing below you find the refugees, who came from foreign countries and made their appication in Colombia.

Refugee countries by origin and destination


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Development of asylum applications from citizens from Colombia 2000 to 2016

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 refugees from Colombia

The total number of initial and continuing applications refers to the year 2016. 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

Destination appliedacceptedrejectedacceptance
rate
 appliedacceptedrejectedacceptance
rate
Venezuela 2,8681,27077362.2 % 000
Chile 1,804221166.7 % 000
United States 1,577670100.0 % 190286231.1 %
Panama 89323582.1 % 000
Canada 82135219064.9 % 000
Costa Rica 6698864512.0 % 786253456.8 %
Spain 6560930.0 % 000
Peru 148323250.0 % 000
Sweden 1190570.0 % 370110.0 %
France 99135419.4 % 450270.0 %
Italy 89121348.0 % 000
Brazil 74120100.0 % 000
Australia 650180.0 % 900
Germany 5762221.4 % 000
Mexico 44122136.4 % 000
Netherlands 360150.0 % 000
Argentina 340100.0 % 000
Curacao 3060100.0 % 000
Belgium 19050.0 % 000
Uruguay 1800 000
United Kingdom 1500 000
Norway 8070.0 % 700
New Zealand 800 000
Dominican Republic 700 000
Portugal 700 000
Bolivia 600 000
Denmark 500 000
Totals 10,1761,9151,97149.3 % 1,0745344510.6 %





Asylum applications of foreign refugees in Colombia

Colombia is not only a country from which many people escape. There are also refugees from other countries, who apply for asylum here and hope for a better future. Only in the year 2016 there have been 399 asylum applications from refugees of other countries. The most successful have been the refugees of Cuba and from Afghanistan.
  

New Applications

 

Reviews

Origin appliedacceptedrejectedacceptance
rate
 appliedacceptedrejectedacceptance
rate
Venezuela 31600 0050.0 %
Cuba 5490100.0 % 000
Turkey 1900 000
Pakistan 500 000
Syria 500 000
Afghanistan 050100.0 % 000
Iraq 050100.0 % 000
Totals 399190100.0 % 0050.0 %



National migrant stock from 1980 to 2015

In 2015 a total of 133,134 migrants lived in Colombia. 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.