Asylum applications and refugees from Nicaragua

30,445 people from Nicaragua have fled in 2018 and applied for asylum in other countries. This corresponds to approximately 0.490% of all residents. The most destination countries hereof have been Costa Rica, Panama and Spain. Overall, 85 percent of the asylum applications have been rejected. The most successful have been the refugees in Mexico and in France.

Refugee countries by origin and destination


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Development of asylum applications from citizens from Nicaragua 2000 to 2018

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 Nicaragua

The total number of initial and continuing applications refers to the year 2018. 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 appliedacceptedrejectedacceptance
rate
 appliedacceptedrejectedacceptance
rate
Costa Rica 23,13802120.0 % 13080.0 %
Panama 2,87400 000
Spain 1,3650190.0 % 000
Mexico 1,246261268.4 % 000
United States 603498436.8 % 1,0825720222.0 %
Canada 345050.0 % 000
Sweden 27701240.0 % 1200690.0 %
Guatemala 11100 000
Honduras 8800 000
France 486940.0 % 000
Italy 45060.0 % 000
Belgium 4000 000
United Kingdom 3600 000
Germany 29050.0 % 000
Finland 2600 000
Netherlands 2300 000
Brazil 2000 000
El Salvador 2000 000
Belize 1900 000
Argentina 1400 000
Switzerland 1300 000
Norway 1300 000
Ecuador 1200 000
Uruguay 1200 000
Peru 1100 000
Denmark 900 000
Ireland 800 000
Totals 30,4458147614.5 % 1,2155727917.0 %



National migrant stock from 1980 to 2015

In 2015 a total of 40,262 migrants lived in Nicaragua. 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.