Brazil Refugee Statistics 1969-2022

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.
  • Brazil refugee statistics for 2021 was 61,956.00, a 4.85% increase from 2020.
  • Brazil refugee statistics for 2020 was 59,092.00, a 79.92% increase from 2019.
  • Brazil refugee statistics for 2019 was 32,844.00, a 190.55% increase from 2018.
  • Brazil refugee statistics for 2018 was 11,304.00, a 10.18% increase from 2017.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Refugees Granted Asylum
Turkey 3,759,817.00
Jordan 3,047,612.00
Lebanon 1,328,541.00
Iran 798,343.00
China 303,436.00
Iraq 280,072.00
Malaysia 132,086.00
Thailand 100,510.00
Algeria 97,890.00
South Africa 75,512.00
Mexico 73,448.00
Brazil 61,956.00
Ecuador 56,603.00
Venezuela 39,328.00
Armenia 34,728.00
Serbia 25,644.00
Bulgaria 22,830.00
Russia 10,901.00
Costa Rica 10,224.00
Peru 5,790.00
Paraguay 4,484.00
Romania 4,200.00
Namibia 3,733.00
Libya 3,141.00
Belarus 2,729.00
Azerbaijan 1,676.00
Colombia 1,504.00
Nauru 953.00
Botswana 688.00
Guatemala 479.00
Kazakhstan 352.00
North Macedonia 292.00
Gabon 272.00
Bosnia 240.00
Cuba 199.00
Montenegro 175.00
Dominican Republic 162.00
Albania 109.00
Belize 86.00
Guyana 40.00
Jamaica 31.00
Suriname 29.00
Fiji 18.00
Turkmenistan 16.00
Mauritius 10.00
Brazil Refugee Statistics - Historical Data
Year Refugees Granted Asylum Annual % Change
2021 61,956.00 4.85%
2020 59,092.00 79.92%
2019 32,844.00 190.55%
2018 11,304.00 10.18%
2017 10,260.00 6.06%
2016 9,674.00 11.16%
2015 8,703.00 16.38%
2014 7,478.00 44.22%
2013 5,185.00 10.77%
2012 4,681.00 4.81%
2011 4,466.00 2.76%
2010 4,346.00 3.03%
2009 4,218.00 10.10%
2008 3,831.00 -81.55%
2007 20,764.00 497.01%
2006 3,478.00 0.93%
2005 3,446.00 3.39%
2004 3,333.00 4.48%
2003 3,190.00 0.44%
2002 3,176.00 10.39%
2001 2,877.00 5.85%
2000 2,718.00 14.49%
1999 2,374.00 1.24%
1998 2,345.00 3.76%
1997 2,260.00 2.17%
1996 2,212.00 7.90%
1995 2,050.00 -7.78%
1994 2,223.00 -64.13%
1993 6,198.00 13.95%
1992 5,439.00 0.93%
1991 5,389.00 1.01%
1990 5,335.00 0.08%
1989 5,331.00 -0.02%
1988 5,332.00 0.98%
1987 5,280.00 -0.38%
1986 5,300.00 0.00%
1985 5,300.00 0.00%
1984 5,300.00 -1.85%
1983 5,400.00 0.00%
1982 5,400.00 -77.50%
1981 24,000.00 0.00%
1980 24,000.00 -4.00%
1979 25,000.00 -28.57%
1978 35,000.00 -2.78%
1977 36,000.00 20.00%
1976 30,000.00 -6.25%
1975 32,000.00 -5.88%
1974 34,000.00 -3.41%
1973 35,200.00 -4.86%
1972 37,000.00 -2.63%
1971 38,000.00 -5.00%
1970 40,000.00 0.00%
1969 40,000.00 0.00%