Asylum applications and refugees from Nepal1,679 people from Nepal fled in 2021 and applied for asylum in other countries, according to UNHCR data. This corresponds to approximately 0.006% of all residents. The most common destination countries have been Cyprus, United States and the United Kingdom. Overall, 88 percent of the asylum applications have been rejected. The most successful have been the refugees in Canada and Italy.
A total of 333 people fled to the United States from Nepal. With 18 positive decisions, 7.35 percent of all new applications have been accepted. Another 227 applications were rejected, and no decisions were made on those remaining in 2021.
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Development of asylum applications from citizens from Nepal 2000 to 2021The top line represents the total number of asylum applications (first applications + reviews). Below are the number of recognized refugees (green) and rejected applications (red).
Asylum applications of refugees from NepalThe total number of initial and continuing applications refers to the year 2021. Please note that the number of decisions (acceptances or rejections) does not have to add up with the number of applications because there may still have been open cases from previous years. Also, they don't 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.
|United States||333||18||227||7.3 %|
|United Kingdom||151||5||30||14.3 %|
|South Korea||108||0||124||0.0 %|
|New Zealand||0||0||5||0.0 %|
|United States||349||226||50||81.9 %|
|United Kingdom||19||5||11||31.3 %|
Asylum applications from foreign refugees in Nepal