Refugees from Haiti

10,464 people from Haiti have fled in 2016 and applied for asylum in other countries. This corresponds to approximately 0.096% of all residents. The most destination countries hereof have been France, United States and Brazil. Overall, 92 percent of the asylum applications have been rejected. The most successful have been the refugees in Peru and in the United States.

Refugee countries by origin and destination


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Development of asylum applications from citizens from Haiti 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 Haiti

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   applied accepted rejected acceptance
rate
  applied accepted rejected acceptance
rate
France   5,190 55 3,913 1.4 %   3,305 13 1,278 1.0 %
United States   3,455 91 10 90.1 %   514 30 159 15.9 %
Brazil   646 0 0   0 0 0
Canada   634 207 194 51.6 %   0 0 0
Argentina   294 0 98 0.0 %   0 0 0
Costa Rica   68 0 0   0 0 0
Peru   54 20 0 100.0 %   0 0 0
Mexico   47 5 7 41.7 %   0 0 0
Chile   23 0 0   0 0 0
Panama   17 0 0   0 0 0
Greece   14 0 10 0.0 %   6 0 0
Germany   11 0 0   0 0 0
Belgium   6 0 9 0.0 %   5 0 0
Dominican Republic   5 0 0   0 0 0
Totals 10,4643784,2418.2 % 3,830431,4372.9 %



National migrant stock from 1980 to 2015

In 2015 a total of 39,529 migrants lived in Haiti. 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.