Refugees from Colombia

16,759 people from Colombia have fled in 2017 and applied for asylum in other countries. This corresponds to approximately 0.034% of all residents. The most destination countries hereof have been Ecuador, United States and Chile. Overall, 60 percent of the asylum applications have been rejected. The most successful have been the refugees in Uruguay and in Canada.

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 2017

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 2017. 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
Ecuador 4,74321745632.2 % 000
United States 2,917676650.4 % 354498237.4 %
Chile 2,516755756.8 % 000
Spain 2,50291984.3 % 000
Canada 1,34754719473.8 % 1100740.0 %
Costa Rica 7783716718.1 % 202123263.6 %
Panama 442522865.0 % 000
Italy 208212545.7 % 000
Sweden 18901360.0 % 1150800.0 %
France 184148614.0 % 510300.0 %
Brazil 16400 000
Peru 130131546.4 % 000
Venezuela 105158015.8 % 000
Mexico 9682028.6 % 000
Belgium 6510566.7 % 000
Germany 610520.0 % 0090.0 %
Argentina 55080.0 % 80160.0 %
Curacao 5011664.7 % 000
Australia 466569.7 % 3300
Netherlands 330290.0 % 000
Switzerland 3113765.0 % 000
Israel 2100 000
Uruguay 1680100.0 % 000
Trinidad and Tobago 1300 000
Norway 130160.0 % 12070.0 %
Austria 1100 000
Denmark 1100 000
New Zealand 600 000
United Kingdom 60120.0 % 500
Totals 16,7591,1231,71939.5 % 890616248.9 %





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 2017 there have been 612 asylum applications from refugees of other countries. The most successful have been the refugees from Venezuela.
  

New Applications

 

Reviews

Origin appliedacceptedrejectedacceptance
rate
 appliedacceptedrejectedacceptance
rate
Venezuela 57518772.0 % 700
Cuba 2400 000
Turkey 700 000
Yemen 600 000
Totals 61218772.0 % 700



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.