Refugees from Guyana

129 people from Guyana have fled in 2016 and applied for asylum in other countries. This corresponds to approximately 0.017% of all residents. The mostly chosen host country has been the United States. Overall, 92 percent of the asylum applications have been rejected. The most successful have been the refugees in Canada and in France.

Refugee countries by origin and destination

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Asylum applications of refugees from Guyana

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



Destination appliedacceptedrejectedacceptance
United States 7600 14070.0 %
Canada 3051920.8 % 000
France 170300.0 % 000
United Kingdom 6050.0 % 000
Totals 1295548.5 % 14070.0 %

National migrant stock from 1995 to 2015

In 2015 a total of 15,384 migrants lived in Guyana. 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.