Egypt Refugee Statistics 1964-2022

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.
  • Egypt refugee statistics for 2020 was 272,856.00, a 5.6% increase from 2019.
  • Egypt refugee statistics for 2019 was 258,391.00, a 4.72% increase from 2018.
  • Egypt refugee statistics for 2018 was 246,746.00, a 6.06% increase from 2017.
  • Egypt refugee statistics for 2017 was 232,647.00, a 8.96% increase from 2016.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Refugees Granted Asylum
West Bank and Gaza 2,348,243.00
Pakistan 1,438,955.00
Sudan 1,040,308.00
Bangladesh 866,534.00
Kenya 452,941.00
Cameroon 436,406.00
Egypt 272,856.00
India 195,403.00
Mauritania 93,638.00
Nigeria 66,081.00
Zambia 66,075.00
Congo, Rep. 27,107.00
Angola 25,806.00
Djibouti 21,208.00
Ghana 12,411.00
Papua New Guinea 10,801.00
Indonesia 10,134.00
Morocco 8,161.00
Tunisia 2,620.00
Ukraine 2,274.00
Georgia 1,800.00
Bolivia 1,156.00
Sri Lanka 1,013.00
Eswatini 970.00
Philippines 744.00
Moldova 435.00
Kyrgyz Republic 334.00
Nicaragua 326.00
Lesotho 281.00
Honduras 85.00
El Salvador 63.00
Uzbekistan 18.00
Mongolia 10.00
Vietnam 5.00
Egypt Refugee Statistics - Historical Data
Year Refugees Granted Asylum Annual % Change
2020 272,856.00 5.60%
2019 258,391.00 4.72%
2018 246,746.00 6.06%
2017 232,647.00 8.96%
2016 213,515.00 0.48%
2015 212,492.00 -9.99%
2014 236,085.00 2.61%
2013 230,070.00 109.30%
2012 109,923.00 15.61%
2011 95,078.00 0.04%
2010 95,044.00 0.69%
2009 94,392.00 -3.53%
2008 97,851.00 0.31%
2007 97,550.00 10.83%
2006 88,014.00 -1.03%
2005 88,934.00 -1.55%
2004 90,335.00 1.79%
2003 88,745.00 10.26%
2002 80,488.00 1014.33%
2001 7,223.00 5.60%
2000 6,840.00 4.38%
1999 6,553.00 4.41%
1998 6,276.00 -3.24%
1997 6,486.00 7.63%
1996 6,026.00 11.57%
1995 5,401.00 -25.17%
1994 7,218.00 7.59%
1993 6,709.00 21.78%
1992 5,509.00 145.39%
1991 2,245.00 12.76%
1990 1,991.00 14.43%
1989 1,740.00 7.41%
1988 1,620.00 40.87%
1987 1,150.00 6.48%
1986 1,080.00 -0.92%
1985 1,090.00 -80.18%
1984 5,500.00 -84.29%
1983 35,000.00 536.36%
1982 5,500.00 248.10%
1981 1,580.00 9.72%
1980 1,440.00 -70.31%
1979 4,850.00 -3.00%
1978 5,000.00 10.86%
1977 4,510.00 12.75%
1976 4,000.00 0.00%
1975 4,000.00 0.00%
1974 4,000.00 53.85%
1973 2,600.00 -64.72%
1972 7,370.00 46.81%
1971 5,020.00 0.40%
1970 5,000.00 4.17%
1969 4,800.00 -4.00%
1965 5,000.00 963.83%
1964 470.00 963.83%