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Asylum applications and refugees from Indonesia

1,082 people from Indonesia have fled in 2020 and applied for asylum in other countries. The most destination countries hereof have been Australia, United States and New Zealand. Overall, 94 percent of the asylum applications have been rejected. The most successful have been the refugees in the United Kingdom and in Malaysia.

In a second listing below you find the refugees, who came from foreign countries and made their appication in Indonesia.

Refugee countries by origin and destination


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Development of asylum applications from citizens from Indonesia 2000 to 2020

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 Indonesia

The total number of initial and continuing applications refers to the year 2020. 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

Destinationappliedacceptedrejectedacceptance
rate
Australia605146642.1 %
United States202188218.0 %
New Zealand11100
Greece710500.0 %
United Kingdom41120100.0 %
Malaysia32110100.0 %
South Korea150100.0 %
Sweden500
Belgium0050.0 %
Switzerland0050.0 %
Totals1,082558166.3 %

Reviews

Destinationappliedacceptedrejectedacceptance
rate
Australia5470780.0 %
United States168151746.9 %
New Zealand000
Greece150140.0 %
United Kingdom000
Malaysia000
South Korea000
Sweden000
Belgium000
Switzerland000
Totals7301510912.1 %

Asylum applications of foreign refugees in Indonesia

Indonesia is not only a country from which many people escape. There are also refugees from other countries, who apply for asylum here and hope for a better future. Only in the year 2020 there have been 571 asylum applications from refugees of other countries. The most successful have been the refugees from Afghanistan and from Somalia.

New Applications

Originappliedacceptedrejectedacceptance
rate
Burma40500
Afghanistan40890100.0 %
Sri Lanka33050.0 %
West Bank2200
Yemen19150100.0 %
Somalia17750100.0 %
Cameroon7050.0 %
Sudan750100.0 %
Eritrea6480100.0 %
Iran55550.0 %
Iraq5140100.0 %
Libya500
Bangladesh0050.0 %
Ethiopia0050.0 %
Totals5712512590.9 %

Reviews

Originappliedacceptedrejectedacceptance
rate
Burma000
Afghanistan000
Sri Lanka500
West Bank000
Yemen000
Somalia000
Cameroon500
Sudan000
Eritrea000
Iran700
Iraq000
Libya000
Bangladesh500
Ethiopia000
Totals2200


National migrant stock from 1980 to 2015

In 2015 a total of 328,846 migrants lived in Indonesia. 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.