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Asylum applications and refugees in Suriname

1,037 asylum applications by refugees were received in 2019 in Suriname - according to UNHCR. All these refugees had come from Cuba. A total of 34 decisions have been made on initial applications. Which were around 15% answered positively. 85 percent of asylum applications have been rejected in the first instance. Most successful have been the applications of refugees from Cuba.

In a second table below you find the refugees, who fled from Suriname and made their asylum application in other countries.

Refugee countries by origin and destination


Back to overview: Suriname

Development of incoming asylum applications in Suriname 2010 to 2019

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 foreign refugees in Suriname

The total number of initial and continuing applications refers to the year 2019. 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

Originappliedacceptedrejectedacceptance
rate
Cuba1,03752914.7 %
Totals1,03752914.7 %

Reviews

Originappliedacceptedrejectedacceptance
rate
Cuba000
Totals000

Asylum applications of refugees from Suriname

Suriname is one of the countries, were refugees are not only migratiing in. Only in the year 2019 there have been 28 asylum applications, which were received for citizens from Suriname in other countries.

New Applications

Destinationappliedacceptedrejectedacceptance
rate
Belgium13050.0 %
France10050.0 %
Netherlands5050.0 %
Totals280150.0 %

Reviews

Destinationappliedacceptedrejectedacceptance
rate
Belgium000
France180100.0 %
Netherlands000
Totals180100.0 %


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.