Refugees in Ecuador

6,751 asylum applications by refugees were received in 2017 in Ecuador - according to UNHCR. Most of them came from Colombia, Venezuela and from Yemen. A total of 797 decisions have been made on initial applications. Which were around 27\% answered positively. 73 percent of asylum applications have been rejected in the first instance. Most successful have been the applications of refugees from Colombia and from Venezuela.

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

Refugee countries by origin and destination


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Development of incoming asylum applications in Ecuador 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 foreign refugees in Ecuador

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

Origin appliedacceptedrejectedacceptance
rate
 appliedacceptedrejectedacceptance
rate
Colombia 4,74321745632.2 % 000
Venezuela 1,53001090.0 % 000
Yemen 10000 000
Syria 9600 000
Cuba 41070.0 % 000
Iran 3500 000
Angola 2900 000
Peru 1900 000
Afghanistan 1700 000
Iraq 1300 000
Congo (Dem. Republic) 1100 000
Egypt 1100 000
El Salvador 1100 000
Libya 1000 000
Turkey 1000 000
Cameroon 900 000
Haiti 9080.0 % 000
Nigeria 900 000
Bangladesh 800 000
Brazil 800 000
India 800 000
Turkmenistan 800 000
Chile 600 000
Philippines 500 000
United States 500 000
Totals 6,75121758027.2 % 000





Asylum applications of refugees from Ecuador

Ecuador is one of the countries, were refugees are not only migratiing in. Only in the year 2017 there have been 2,117 asylum applications, which were received for citizens from Ecuador in other countries. Most successful have been the applications in Chile and in Canada.
  

New Applications

 

Reviews

Destination appliedacceptedrejectedacceptance
rate
 appliedacceptedrejectedacceptance
rate
United States 1,9647910642.7 % 2,0009215637.1 %
Spain 35070.0 % 000
Canada 2711857.9 % 6070.0 %
Mexico 23050.0 % 000
Peru 2100 000
Italy 1300 000
Sweden 1100 000
Brazil 1000 000
Chile 850100.0 % 000
Costa Rica 500 000
Totals 2,1179512643.0 % 2,0069216336.1 %



National migrant stock from 1980 to 2015

In 2015 a total of 387,513 migrants lived in Ecuador. 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.