Asylum applications and refugees in New Zealand455 asylum applications by refugees were received in 2019 in New Zealand - according to UNHCR. Most of them came from China, India and from Sri Lanka. A total of 318 decisions have been made on initial applications. Which were around 45% answered positively. 55 percent of asylum applications have been rejected in the first instance. Most successful have been the applications of refugees from Iran and from Egypt.
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Asylum applications of foreign refugees in New ZealandThe total number of initial and continuing applications refers to the year 2019. 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.
|Sri Lanka||50||5||18||21.7 %|
|South Africa||14||0||5||0.0 %|
|Saudi Arabia||10||11||10||52.4 %|