Gambia Refugee Statistics 1990-2022

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.
  • Gambia refugee statistics for 2021 was 4,418.00, a 0.91% increase from 2020.
  • Gambia refugee statistics for 2020 was 4,378.00, a 1.77% increase from 2019.
  • Gambia refugee statistics for 2019 was 4,302.00, a 6.83% increase from 2018.
  • Gambia refugee statistics for 2018 was 4,027.00, a 49.91% decline from 2017.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Refugees Granted Asylum
Uganda 1,529,903.00
Ethiopia 821,283.00
Syrian Arab Republic 589,542.00
Chad 555,782.00
Democratic Republic of Congo 524,148.00
South Sudan 333,673.00
Niger 249,945.00
Tanzania 207,101.00
Rwanda 121,896.00
Yemen 89,467.00
Burundi 81,491.00
Afghanistan 66,949.00
Mali 49,975.00
Burkina Faso 25,010.00
Malawi 21,529.00
Nepal 19,574.00
Senegal 14,479.00
Somalia 13,804.00
Tajikistan 10,724.00
Togo 10,683.00
Zimbabwe 9,483.00
Central African Republic 9,305.00
Liberia 8,169.00
Guinea 5,741.00
Mozambique 4,797.00
Gambia 4,418.00
Guinea-Bissau 1,846.00
Benin 1,736.00
Sierra Leone 345.00
Madagascar 165.00
Eritrea 121.00
Comoros 27.00
Gambia Refugee Statistics - Historical Data
Year Refugees Granted Asylum Annual % Change
2021 4,418.00 0.91%
2020 4,378.00 1.77%
2019 4,302.00 6.83%
2018 4,027.00 -49.91%
2017 8,039.00 1.30%
2016 7,936.00 1.08%
2015 7,851.00 -32.35%
2014 11,606.00 21.44%
2013 9,557.00 -2.94%
2012 9,846.00 3.39%
2011 9,523.00 13.73%
2010 8,373.00 -17.21%
2009 10,113.00 -31.82%
2008 14,833.00 -0.40%
2007 14,892.00 8.24%
2006 13,758.00 87.75%
2005 7,328.00 -0.15%
2004 7,339.00 -1.64%
2003 7,461.00 -38.43%
2002 12,117.00 49.02%
2001 8,131.00 -32.33%
2000 12,016.00 -30.20%
1999 17,216.00 66.89%
1998 10,316.00 41.78%
1997 7,276.00 5.10%
1996 6,923.00 4.93%
1995 6,598.00 199.09%
1994 2,206.00 1.10%
1993 2,182.00 -39.92%
1992 3,632.00 1413.33%
1991 240.00 211.69%
1990 77.00 211.69%