Burundi Refugee Statistics 1961-2022

Refugees are people who are recognized as refugees under the 1951 Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees or its 1967 Protocol, the 1969 Organization of African Unity Convention Governing the Specific Aspects of Refugee Problems in Africa, people recognized as refugees in accordance with the UNHCR statute, people granted refugee-like humanitarian status, and people provided temporary protection. Asylum seekers--people who have applied for asylum or refugee status and who have not yet received a decision or who are registered as asylum seekers--are excluded. Palestinian refugees are people (and their descendants) whose residence was Palestine between June 1946 and May 1948 and who lost their homes and means of livelihood as a result of the 1948 Arab-Israeli conflict. Country of asylum is the country where an asylum claim was filed and granted.
  • Burundi refugee statistics for 2020 was 75,476.00, a 3.81% decline from 2019.
  • Burundi refugee statistics for 2019 was 78,465.00, a 9.74% increase from 2018.
  • Burundi refugee statistics for 2018 was 71,501.00, a 14.67% increase from 2017.
  • Burundi refugee statistics for 2017 was 62,353.00, a 8.51% increase from 2016.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Refugees Granted Asylum
Uganda 1,421,133.00
Ethiopia 800,464.00
Syrian Arab Republic 584,059.00
Congo, Dem. Rep. 490,243.00
Chad 478,664.00
South Sudan 314,453.00
Tanzania 234,655.00
Niger 233,308.00
Yemen 166,936.00
Rwanda 139,501.00
Burundi 75,476.00
Afghanistan 72,278.00
Mali 47,385.00
Burkina Faso 20,252.00
Nepal 19,565.00
Malawi 14,897.00
Senegal 14,366.00
Somalia 11,235.00
Togo 10,808.00
Zimbabwe 9,266.00
Central African Republic 9,083.00
Liberia 8,233.00
Guinea 6,034.00
Tajikistan 5,588.00
Mozambique 4,757.00
Gambia 4,383.00
Guinea-Bissau 1,861.00
Benin 1,401.00
Sierra Leone 342.00
Eritrea 201.00
Madagascar 127.00
Haiti 5.00
Comoros 5.00
Burundi Refugee Statistics - Historical Data
Year Refugees Granted Asylum Annual % Change
2020 75,476.00 -3.81%
2019 78,465.00 9.74%
2018 71,501.00 14.67%
2017 62,353.00 8.51%
2016 57,462.00 7.70%
2015 53,356.00 0.80%
2014 52,931.00 16.37%
2013 45,487.00 8.79%
2012 41,811.00 17.26%
2011 35,658.00 21.43%
2010 29,364.00 17.62%
2009 24,965.00 18.36%
2008 21,092.00 -13.85%
2007 24,482.00 85.84%
2006 13,174.00 -36.29%
2005 20,679.00 -57.63%
2004 48,807.00 19.13%
2003 40,970.00 1.08%
2002 40,532.00 45.30%
2001 27,895.00 2.81%
2000 27,133.00 22.73%
1999 22,107.00 -11.90%
1998 25,092.00 13.91%
1997 22,027.00 6.24%
1996 20,734.00 -88.02%
1995 173,016.00 -42.39%
1994 300,302.00 10.45%
1993 271,883.00 0.05%
1992 271,745.00 0.60%
1991 270,136.00 0.65%
1990 268,403.00 0.35%
1989 267,455.00 -0.02%
1988 267,500.00 0.00%
1987 267,500.00 0.00%
1986 267,500.00 0.02%
1985 267,440.00 -2.33%
1984 273,810.00 7.88%
1983 253,820.00 0.26%
1982 253,170.00 7.92%
1981 234,590.00 0.01%
1980 234,560.00 364.57%
1979 50,490.00 0.30%
1978 50,340.00 0.68%
1977 50,000.00 1.01%
1976 49,500.00 0.00%
1975 49,500.00 2.06%
1974 48,500.00 -1.02%
1973 49,000.00 12.93%
1972 43,390.00 31.68%
1971 32,950.00 -15.08%
1970 38,800.00 -16.02%
1969 46,200.00 -36.01%
1968 72,200.00 -8.61%
1967 79,000.00 0.00%
1966 79,000.00 21.54%
1965 65,000.00 -16.67%
1964 78,000.00 129.41%
1963 34,000.00 13.33%
1962 30,000.00 0.00%
1961 30,000.00 0.00%