Refugees from Honduras

11,259 people from Honduras have fled in 2016 and applied for asylum in other countries. This corresponds to approximately 0.124% of all residents. The most destination countries hereof have been the United States, Mexico and Belize. The most successful have been the refugees in the United States and in Canada.

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

Refugee countries by origin and destination

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Development of asylum applications from citizens from Honduras 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 Honduras

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 5,8149920100.0 % 13,6567072,10925.1 %
Mexico 4,1191,3991,05057.1 % 000
Belize 49000 000
Spain 399060.0 % 000
Costa Rica 149199117.3 % 5210952.6 %
Canada 137875063.5 % 000
Italy 4500 000
Panama 3900 000
Sweden 22090.0 % 700
Guatemala 1300 000
Germany 1100 000
Nicaragua 900 000
Netherlands 700 000
United Kingdom 500 000
Totals 11,2592,4971,20667.4 % 13,7157172,11825.3 %

Asylum applications of foreign refugees in Honduras

Honduras 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 9 asylum applications from refugees of other countries.

New Applications



Origin appliedacceptedrejectedacceptance
El Salvador 900 000
Totals 900 000

National migrant stock from 1995 to 2015

In 2015 a total of 28,070 migrants lived in Honduras. 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.