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Asylum applications and refugees from Nepal

1,597 people from Nepal have fled in 2020 and applied for asylum in other countries. This corresponds to approximately 0.005% of all residents. The most destination countries hereof have been the United States, Cyprus and South Korea. Overall, 87 percent of the asylum applications have been rejected. The most successful have been the refugees in Canada and in Nauru.

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

Refugee countries by origin and destination


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Development of asylum applications from citizens from Nepal 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 Nepal

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
United States413101665.7 %
Cyprus3310330.0 %
South Korea26001440.0 %
Australia20210969.4 %
United Kingdom1010210.0 %
Greece10051034.6 %
France755875.4 %
Israel310210.0 %
Italy2153412.8 %
South Africa12050.0 %
Slovenia900
Sweden60170.0 %
Croatia600
Canada5590100.0 %
Ireland5050.0 %
Poland500
Romania500
Switzerland55550.0 %
Germany500
Austria00130.0 %
Belgium0050.0 %
Brazil0050.0 %
Nauru0100100.0 %
Totals1,59710976012.5 %

Reviews

Destinationappliedacceptedrejectedacceptance
rate
United States3201866673.8 %
Cyprus00980.0 %
South Korea000
Australia950420.0 %
United Kingdom140150.0 %
Greece260640.0 %
France61102627.8 %
Israel000
Italy000
South Africa052591.2 %
Slovenia000
Sweden170110.0 %
Croatia000
Canada50250.0 %
Ireland5050.0 %
Poland000
Romania000
Switzerland000
Germany053313.2 %
Austria000
Belgium000
Brazil000
Nauru000
Totals54325339039.3 %

Asylum applications of foreign refugees in Nepal

Nepal 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 25 asylum applications from refugees of other countries. The most successful have been the refugees from Pakistan and from Iran.

New Applications

Originappliedacceptedrejectedacceptance
rate
Burma1700
Pakistan8150100.0 %
Iran050100.0 %
Totals25200100.0 %

Reviews

Originappliedacceptedrejectedacceptance
rate
Burma000
Pakistan00120.0 %
Iran000
Totals00120.0 %


National migrant stock from 1980 to 2015

In 2015 a total of 518,278 migrants lived in Nepal. 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.