Asylum applications and refugees from Nepal1,679 People from Nepal fled and applied for asylum in other countries in 2021, according to UNHCR data. This corresponds to approximately 0.006% of all residents. The most destination countries hereof 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 in 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 the remaining ones 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 there are the number of recognized refugees (green) and the 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 (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.
|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 of foreign refugees in Nepal