Refugee Protection Claims (New System) by Country of Alleged Persecution - 2014

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 – 2014

 ReferredFinalizedPending (as of 2014/12/31)
AcceptedRejectedAbandonedWithdrawn & OtherTotal
Total 13,800 7,156 3,961 271 425 11,813 6,916
Afghanistan43830854----383199
Albania1195045----10073
Algeria762855----8831
Angola23------------
Antigua and Barbuda----------21--
Argentina--------------
Armenia--------------
Austria--------------
Azerbaijan--------------
Bahamas28------------
Bahrain--------------
Bangladesh33019680----280150
Barbados24--------2110
Belarus (Byelorussia)--------------
Belgium--------------
Belize--------------
Benin--------------
Bolivia--------------
Bosnia and Herzegovina--------------
Botswana--------------
Brazil--------------
Bulgaria--------------
Burkina Faso--------------
Burundi1015146----9951
Cambodia--------------
Cameroon18512556----18465
Central African Republic24------------
Chad7839------5540
Chile--------------
China1,317556487----1,084663
Colombia584333224----576308
Congo (Brazzaville)30--------21--
Congo, Democratic Republic of the (Zaire)319123------257167
Costa Rica----------9--
Croatia80--83----9734
Cuba1569246----15673
Cyprus--------------
Czech Republic116--32----5684
Djibouti1078623----10939
Dominican Republic25--------23--
Ecuador--------------
Egypt26124337----28083
El Salvador1598246----13390
England--------------
Equatorial Guinea--------------
Eritrea24318227----21698
Ethiopia16576------13193
Fiji--------------
France--------------
Gabon--------------
Gambia--------------
Georgia8732------5651
Germany--------------
Ghana76--36----7242
Greece----------20--
Grenada--------------
Guatemala522032----5436
Guinea6648------7424
Guinea-Bissau--------------
Guyana--------------
Haiti369157195----360147
Honduras18310849----16775
Hong Kong (SAR)--------------
Hungary50610366----228442
India292--16270--281124
Indonesia--------------
Iran17814747----20181
Iraq56331233----371284
Ireland--------------
Israel57--------4726
Italy33--27----3021
Ivory Coast23--------25--
Jamaica205116------19577
Japan--------------
Jordan7235------5634
Kazakhstan--------------
Kenya4922------4121
Korea, Democratic People's Republic of (North)----34----49--
Korea, Republic of (South)--------------
Kosovo49--28----4925
Kuwait2020------32--
Kyrgyzstan--------------
Laos--------------
Latvia--------------
Lebanon1738284----17286
Liberia--------------
Libya16881------9891
Lithuania--------------
Macedonia--------------
Madagascar--------------
Malawi--------------
Malaysia--------------
Mali38--------2722
Malta--------------
Mauritania--------------
Mauritius--------------
Mexico862843----8058
Moldova--------------
Mongolia39--------33--
Montenegro--------------
Morocco29--------22--
Myanmar, Burma--------------
Namibia------------23
Nepal40--------32--
Netherlands--------------
Nicaragua--------------
Niger--------------
Nigeria609308241----556305
Norway--------------
Oman--------------
Pakistan806668135----824315
Palestine7744------5633
Panama--------------
Paraguay--------------
Peru20--------30--
Philippines25------------
Poland47--26----3523
Portugal--------------
Qatar--------------
Romania--------------
Russia7769------8437
Rwanda5345------5531
Saint Kitts and Nevis, Federation of--------------
Saint Lucia42--26----4330
Saint Vincent572734----6634
Saudi Arabia3825------37--
Senegal4424------44--
Serbia--------------
Sierra Leone--------------
Singapore--------------
Slovakia50212660----207314
Slovakia (Slovak Republic)--------------
Slovenia--------------
Somalia34713977----247186
South Africa--------------
Spain----------22--
Sri Lanka26914741----190195
Sudan8851------6951
Sudan (South)--------------
Swaziland--------------
Sweden--------------
Switzerland--------------
Syria55356124----593186
Taiwan--------------
Tajikistan--------------
Tanzania--------------
Thailand--------------
Togo20------------
Trinidad and Tobago27--------28--
Tunisia4028------42--
Turkey206111------173127
Turkmenistan--------------
Uganda4923------3621
Ukraine35717466----251141
United Arab Emirates--------------
United Kingdom--------------
United States of America88--47--197843
Uruguay--------------
Uzbekistan2524------33--
Venezuela16474------11177
Vietnam--------------
Yemen4420------3429
Zambia--------------
Zimbabwe7340------5831
Unknown4520------2630

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.​