Ethiopia Refugee Statistics 1968-2022

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.
  • Ethiopia refugee statistics for 2020 was 800,464.00, a 9.19% increase from 2019.
  • Ethiopia refugee statistics for 2019 was 733,123.00, a 18.83% decline from 2018.
  • Ethiopia refugee statistics for 2018 was 903,226.00, a 1.55% increase from 2017.
  • Ethiopia refugee statistics for 2017 was 889,412.00, a 12.35% 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
Comoros 5.00
Haiti 5.00
Ethiopia Refugee Statistics - Historical Data
Year Refugees Granted Asylum Annual % Change
2020 800,464.00 9.19%
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%