Refugee Protection Claims (New System) by Country of Alleged Persecution - 2013

The following table includes all types of cases referred to the Refugee Protection Division (RPD) on or after December 15, 2012 (new system). Also included are claims that have been returned to the RPD by either the Federal Court or the Refugee Appeal Division for re-determination, as well as other types of matters heard by the RPD (such as applications to reopen). Not included in the table are applications to vacate or to cease refugee protection. Please note:

  • Claims finalized in a given time period may have been referred to the RPD in a previous time period.
  • The country of alleged persecution in the table below corresponds to the first listed country of alleged persecution as identified by the claimant when they made their claim to an officer from the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) or from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), and which was entered in the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada (IRB) case management system.
  • Only countries for which a claim was referred, finalized, or pending within this time period are displayed.
  • The table below reflects the data on countries contained within the IRB case management system and is used solely to support the refugee determination process. The fact that these countries are listed should not be construed as implying that the IRB recognizes these particular countries’ sovereignty or political status. Furthermore, country names may not accurately reflect the current geopolitical situation; rather, they reflect the information as it is currently captured in the IRB case management system.

Claims (New System) by Country of Alleged Persecution – 2013

 ReferredFinalizedPending (as of 2013/12/31)
AcceptedRejectedAbandonedWithdrawn & OtherTotal
Total 10,465 3,064 2,009 221 357 5,651 4,987
Afghanistan37318324----232149
Albania1262842----7754
Algeria1083131----6543
Angola25--------25--
Antigua and Barbuda--------------
Argentina--------------
Armenia--------------
Austria--------------
Azerbaijan--------------
Bahamas--------------
Bahrain--------------
Bangladesh15327------54100
Barbados--------------
Belarus (Byelorussia)--------------
Belgium--------------
Belize--------------
Benin23------------
Bermuda--------------
Bosnia and Herzegovina--------------
Botswana--------------
Brazil--------------
Bulgaria--------------
Burkina Faso--------------
Burundi167100------13849
Cambodia--------------
Cameroon13037------6564
Central African Republic--------------
Chad23------------
Chile--------------
China897233190----469432
Colombia597149137----303303
Comoros--------------
Congo (Brazzaville)--------------
Congo, Democratic Republic of the (Zaire)2819465----181111
Costa Rica--------------
Croatia148--81----10653
Cuba1806824----10573
Czech Republic28----------27
Djibouti6120------2641
Dominica--------------
Dominican Republic29------------
Ecuador--------------
Egypt254140------152102
El Salvador112--29----5164
Equatorial Guinea--------------
Eritrea206109------13971
Estonia--------------
Ethiopia12749------6959
Fiji--------------
Finland--------------
France--------------
Gabon--------------
Gambia21------------
Georgia32----------20
Germany--------------
Ghana76--20----3840
Greece36--------24--
Grenada--------------
Guatemala74--------3538
Guinea68--------3632
Guinea-Bissau--------------
Guyana20------------
Haiti334--97----196139
Honduras1363234----7463
Hong Kong (SAR)--------------
Hungary212--21----48164
India225--7322--114116
Indonesia--------------
Iran21892------114106
Iraq2168622----12392
Ireland--------------
Israel25------------
Italy36------------
Ivory Coast23------------
Jamaica1403532----7668
Japan--------------
Jordan44--------26--
Kazakhstan--------------
Kenya32------------
Korea, Democratic People's Republic of (North)146--4927--9650
Korea, Republic of (South)--------------
Kosovo51--23----2625
Kuwait25------------
Kyrgyzstan--------------
Laos--------------
Latvia--------------
Lebanon1373320----5385
Liberia--------------
Libya31----------21
Lithuania--------------
Macedonia--------------
Madagascar--------------
Malaysia--------------
Mali24------------
Mauritania26------------
Mexico128--39----7953
Moldova--------------
Mongolia--------------
Montenegro--------------
Morocco--------------
Mozambique----v--------
Myanmar, Burma--------------
Namibia20------------
Nepal24------------
Netherlands--------------
New Zealand--------------
Nicaragua--------------
Niger--------------
Nigeria458--127----213253
Pakistan64226739----315336
Palestine34--------22--
Papua New Guinea--------------
Paraguay--------------
Peru--------------
Philippines--------------
Poland34--------22--
Portugal----------22--
Qatar--------------
Romania32--------24--
Russia9534------5344
Rwanda66--------3633
Saint Kitts and Nevis, Federation of--------------
Saint Lucia67--21----3631
Saint Vincent78--25----3543
Saudi Arabia21------------
Senegal34------------
Serbia--------------
Sierra Leone--------------
Singapore--------------
Slovakia30----------20
Slovakia (Slovak Republic)--------------
Slovenia--------------
Solomon Islands--------------
Somalia2579033----16690
South Africa--------------
Spain24------------
Sri Lanka2299324----117116
Sudan48----------33
Swaziland--------------
Sweden--------------
Switzerland--------------
Syria517282------298226
Taiwan--------------
Tajikistan--------------
Tanzania--------------
Thailand--------------
Togo--------------
Trinidad and Tobago--------------
Tunisia43--------2122
Turkey1875237----9994
Turks and Caicos Islands--------------
Uganda33--------26--
Ukraine67--------3335
United Arab Emirates--------------
United Kingdom--------------
United States of America69--------3137
Uzbekistan27------------
Venezuela31----------24
Vietnam--------------
Yemen34------------
Zambia--------------
Zimbabwe40--------24--
Unknown38--------29--

Due to privacy considerations, some values in this table have been suppressed and replaced with the notation "--". As a result, components may not be a sum of the total indicated. In general, the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada suppresses values less than 20. ​
See protecting privacy when releasing statistical information: small value suppression to learn more about how the Board approaches small value suppression.​