Asylum applications and refugees from Cambodia

1,764 people from Cambodia have fled in 2019 and applied for asylum in other countries. This corresponds to approximately 0.011% of all residents. The most destination countries hereof have been Japan, Australia and Thailand. The most successful have been the refugees in Malaysia and in Australia.

Refugee countries by origin and destination

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Development of asylum applications from citizens from Cambodia 2000 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 refugees from Cambodia

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

Australia151100100.0 %
Thailand125434847.3 %
France610420.0 %
South Korea4100
Malaysia30150100.0 %
Germany150250.0 %
Canada1011568.8 %
United States10100100.0 %
Philippines050100.0 %
Totals1,7649412043.9 %


Australia5101050.0 %
Thailand4854410.2 %
France3753113.9 %
South Korea000
Canada50150.0 %
United States12050.0 %
Totals2332010516.0 %

National migrant stock from 1980 to 2015

In 2015 a total of 73,963 migrants lived in Cambodia. 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.