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Asylum applications and refugees in Paraguay

1,961 asylum applications by refugees were received in 2021 in Paraguay — according to UNHCR. The countries of origin were exclusively Venezuela and Cuba. A total of 2,801 decisions have been made on initial applications. Around 100% of them were answered positively. 0 percent of asylum applications have been rejected in the first instance. The most successful have been the applications of refugees from Venezuela and from Cuba.

In a second table below you can find the refugees who fled from Paraguay and made their asylum application to other countries.

Refugee countries by origin and destination


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Incoming asylum applications in Paraguay 2000 to 2021

The top line represents the total number of asylum applications (first applications + reviews). Below are the number of recognized refugees (green) and rejected applications (red).

Asylum applications from foreign refugees in Paraguay

The 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.

New Applications

OriginAppliedAcceptedRejectedAcceptance
rate
Venezuela1,8092,1480100.0 %
Cuba1526530100.0 %
Totals1,9612,8010100.0 %

Reviews

OriginAppliedAcceptedRejectedAcceptance
rate
Venezuela000
Cuba000
Totals000

Asylum applications of refugees from Paraguay

Paraguay is one of the countries where refugees are not only coming in. In the year 2021, there have been 268 asylum applications received from citizens from Paraguay in other countries. The most successful have been the applications in Argentina and in Spain.

New Applications

DestinationAppliedAcceptedRejectedAcceptance
rate
Spain24152218.5 %
Italy90100.0 %
Argentina8100100.0 %
France5050.0 %
United States5050.0 %
Totals268154226.3 %

Reviews

DestinationAppliedAcceptedRejectedAcceptance
rate
Spain000
Italy000
Argentina000
France500
United States600
Totals1100


National migrant stock from 1960 to 2015

In 2015 a total of 156,462 migrants lived in Paraguay. These are all residents who live permanently in the country but were born in another country. The numbers includes granted refugees but no asylum seekers. The data are based on the results of censuses, as well as on estimates and projections from the United Nations Population Division.
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