Asylum applications and refugees from Cambodia

1,572 people from Cambodia have fled in 2018 and applied for asylum in other countries. This corresponds to approximately 0.010% of all residents. The most destination countries hereof have been Japan, Thailand and Australia. Overall, 87 percent of the asylum applications have been rejected. The most successful have been the refugees in the United States and in Thailand.

Refugee countries by origin and destination

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Development of asylum applications from citizens from Cambodia 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 Cambodia

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



Destination appliedacceptedrejectedacceptance
Japan 96102730.0 % 24100
Thailand 2324712427.5 % 560390.0 %
Australia 1650180.0 % 1650100.0 %
France 5094018.4 % 45080.0 %
South Korea 5000 000
Germany 330140.0 % 1400
Canada 2400 000
Mexico 2400 000
United States 2016672.7 % 22050.0 %
Philippines 700 000
Malaysia 600 000
Totals 1,5727247513.2 % 3945528.8 %

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.