Ethiopia Refugee Statistics 1968-2024

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.
  • Ethiopia refugee statistics for 2022 was 879,598.00, a 7.1% increase from 2021.
  • Ethiopia refugee statistics for 2021 was 821,283.00, a 2.6% increase from 2020.
  • Ethiopia refugee statistics for 2020 was 800,454.00, a 9.18% increase from 2019.
  • Ethiopia refugee statistics for 2019 was 733,123.00, a 18.83% decline 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
Ethiopia Refugee Statistics - Historical Data
Year Refugees Granted Asylum Annual % Change
2022 879,598.00 7.10%
2021 821,283.00 2.60%
2020 800,454.00 9.18%
2019 733,123.00 -18.83%
2018 903,226.00 1.55%
2017 889,412.00 12.35%
2016 791,631.00 7.55%
2015 736,081.00 11.61%
2014 659,520.00 51.99%
2013 433,933.00 15.29%
2012 376,388.00 30.31%
2011 288,839.00 87.21%
2010 154,288.00 26.59%
2009 121,880.00 45.84%
2008 83,573.00 -1.89%
2007 85,179.00 -12.16%
2006 96,975.00 -3.81%
2005 100,813.00 -13.08%
2004 115,979.00 -10.97%
2003 130,274.00 -2.00%
2002 132,939.00 -12.86%
2001 152,554.00 -22.94%
2000 197,960.00 -23.18%
1999 257,683.00 -1.71%
1998 262,158.00 -18.85%
1997 323,064.00 -17.28%
1996 390,528.00 -0.75%
1995 393,479.00 13.04%
1994 348,074.00 27.67%
1993 272,632.00 -36.87%
1992 431,824.00 -18.47%
1991 529,620.00 -31.55%
1990 773,764.00 8.96%
1989 710,166.00 4.51%
1988 679,532.00 118.85%
1987 310,500.00 134.52%
1986 132,400.00 -26.61%
1985 180,400.00 -0.04%
1984 180,480.00 475.33%
1983 31,370.00 465.23%
1982 5,550.00 1.83%
1981 5,450.00 -50.14%
1980 10,930.00 0.00%
1979 10,930.00 0.00%
1978 10,930.00 -0.09%
1977 10,940.00 2.34%
1976 10,690.00 -4.13%
1975 11,150.00 88.66%
1974 5,910.00 9.44%
1973 5,400.00 -66.67%
1972 16,200.00 -28.73%
1971 22,730.00 8.24%
1970 21,000.00 5.00%
1969 20,000.00 0.00%
1968 20,000.00 0.00%