Asylum applications and refugees from Jamaica644 people from Jamaica fled in 2021 and applied for asylum in other countries, according to UNHCR data. This corresponds to approximately 0.023% of all residents. The most common destination countries have been the United States, Canada and Trinidad and Tobago. The most successful have been the refugees in Spain and France.
A total of 265 people fled to the United States from Jamaica. With 27 positive decisions, 42.19 percent of all new applications have been accepted. Another 37 applications were rejected, and no decisions were made on those remaining in 2021.
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Asylum applications of refugees from JamaicaThe total number of initial and continuing applications refers to the year 2021. Please note that the number of decisions (acceptances or rejections) does not have to add up with the number of applications because there may still have been open cases from previous years. Also, they don't 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.
|United States||265||27||37||42.2 %|
|Trinidad and Tobago||46||5||5||50.0 %|
|United Kingdom||32||5||30||14.3 %|
|Costa Rica||29||0||10||0.0 %|
|United States||133||10||47||17.5 %|
|Trinidad and Tobago||0||0||0|
|United Kingdom||16||0||13||0.0 %|