Asylum applications and refugees in Suriname
196 asylum applications by refugees were received in 2018 in Suriname - according to UNHCR. Most of them came from Cuba. A total of 23 decisions have been made on initial applications. Which were around 48% answered positively. 52 percent of asylum applications have been rejected in the first instance. Most successful have been the applications of refugees from Venezuela and from Cuba.
In a second table below you find the refugees, who fled from Suriname and made their asylum application in other countries.
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Asylum applications of foreign refugees in Suriname
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.
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|Cuba|| ||144||5||12||29.4 %|| ||0||0||0|
|Venezuela|| ||38||6||0||100.0 %|| ||0||0||0|
|Dominican Republic|| ||14||0||0|| ||0||0||0|
|Totals|| ||196||11||12||47.8 %|| ||0||0||0|
Asylum applications of refugees from SurinameSuriname is one of the countries, were refugees are not only migratiing in. Only in the year 2018 there have been 28 asylum applications, which were received for citizens from Suriname in other countries. Most successful have been the applications in the Netherlands.
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|Belgium|| ||10||0||0|| ||0||0||0|
|Canada|| ||7||0||0|| ||0||0||0|
|France|| ||6||0||0|| ||0||0||0|
|Netherlands|| ||5||0||6||0.0 %|| ||0||0||0|
|Totals|| ||28||0||6||0.0 %|| ||0||0||0|
National migrant stock from 1980 to 2015
In 2015 a total of 46,836 migrants lived in Suriname. 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.
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