Benin Refugee Statistics 1969-2024

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.
  • Benin refugee statistics for 2022 was 1,779.00, a 2.48% increase from 2021.
  • Benin refugee statistics for 2021 was 1,736.00, a 24.36% increase from 2020.
  • Benin refugee statistics for 2020 was 1,396.00, a 12.76% increase from 2019.
  • Benin refugee statistics for 2019 was 1,238.00, a 6.08% increase from 2018.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Refugees Granted Asylum
Uganda 1,463,523.00
Ethiopia 879,598.00
Syrian Arab Republic 593,844.00
Chad 592,764.00
Democratic Republic of Congo 520,544.00
South Sudan 308,369.00
Niger 255,307.00
Tanzania 206,229.00
Rwanda 120,753.00
Burundi 84,636.00
Yemen 77,458.00
Mali 60,637.00
Afghanistan 52,159.00
Malawi 35,162.00
Burkina Faso 34,375.00
Nepal 19,560.00
Somalia 16,023.00
Senegal 11,802.00
Central African Republic 11,213.00
Zimbabwe 10,475.00
Togo 9,300.00
Tajikistan 8,608.00
Mozambique 4,992.00
Gambia 3,685.00
Guinea 2,199.00
Benin 1,779.00
Liberia 620.00
Eritrea 119.00
Madagascar 119.00
Guinea-Bissau 24.00
Comoros 12.00
Benin Refugee Statistics - Historical Data
Year Refugees Granted Asylum Annual % Change
2022 1,779.00 2.48%
2021 1,736.00 24.36%
2020 1,396.00 12.76%
2019 1,238.00 6.08%
2018 1,167.00 10.51%
2017 1,056.00 31.34%
2016 804.00 52.85%
2015 526.00 27.05%
2014 414.00 117.89%
2013 190.00 -96.17%
2012 4,960.00 -31.24%
2011 7,213.00 1.08%
2010 7,136.00 -0.94%
2009 7,204.00 4.00%
2008 6,927.00 -8.99%
2007 7,611.00 -29.43%
2006 10,785.00 -64.39%
2005 30,288.00 531.00%
2004 4,800.00 -4.61%
2003 5,032.00 0.36%
2002 5,014.00 4.59%
2001 4,794.00 11.75%
2000 4,290.00 17.47%
1999 3,652.00 26.02%
1998 2,898.00 -0.55%
1997 2,914.00 -51.12%
1996 5,961.00 -75.00%
1995 23,843.00 -66.13%
1994 70,403.00 -54.94%
1993 156,239.00 53223.89%
1992 293.00 -35.75%
1991 456.00 0.00%
1990 456.00 -46.85%
1989 858.00 -27.04%
1988 1,176.00 -61.44%
1987 3,050.00 -18.45%
1986 3,740.00 1.08%
1985 3,700.00 362.50%
1984 800.00 1500.00%
1983 50.00 -95.45%
1969 1,100.00 -95.45%