Iceland 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.
  • Iceland refugee statistics for 2020 was 1,510.00, a 68.9% increase from 2019.
  • Iceland refugee statistics for 2019 was 894.00, a 62.84% increase from 2018.
  • Iceland refugee statistics for 2018 was 549.00, a 52.08% increase from 2017.
  • Iceland refugee statistics for 2017 was 361.00, a 47.35% increase from 2016.
Data Source: World Bank

MLA Citation:
Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Refugees Granted Asylum
Germany 1,210,636.00
France 436,100.00
United States 340,881.00
Sweden 248,425.00
Austria 141,866.00
United Kingdom 132,349.00
Italy 128,033.00
Switzerland 115,868.00
Canada 109,264.00
Spain 103,679.00
Greece 103,136.00
Netherlands 78,911.00
Belgium 65,033.00
Australia 57,451.00
Norway 49,713.00
Denmark 36,718.00
Finland 23,483.00
Cyprus 14,037.00
Malta 9,208.00
Ireland 9,070.00
Hungary 5,898.00
Luxembourg 5,213.00
Argentina 4,045.00
South Korea 3,498.00
Trinidad and Tobago 3,224.00
Poland 2,811.00
Panama 2,632.00
Portugal 2,445.00
Chile 2,078.00
Czech Republic 1,959.00
Lithuania 1,915.00
Israel 1,898.00
New Zealand 1,808.00
Iceland 1,510.00
UAE 1,330.00
Japan 1,137.00
Slovak Republic 1,036.00
Croatia 966.00
Slovenia 858.00
Kuwait 737.00
Uruguay 719.00
Latvia 667.00
Saudi Arabia 340.00
Oman 308.00
Estonia 297.00
Hong Kong 266.00
Bahrain 256.00
Qatar 201.00
Liechtenstein 154.00
Curacao 78.00
Cayman Islands 43.00
Bahamas 25.00
Monaco 22.00
Sint Maarten (Dutch part) 10.00
Turks and Caicos Islands 8.00
Singapore 5.00
Iceland Refugee Statistics - Historical Data
Year Refugees Granted Asylum Annual % Change
2020 1,510.00 68.90%
2019 894.00 62.84%
2018 549.00 52.08%
2017 361.00 47.35%
2016 245.00 44.12%
2015 170.00 82.80%
2014 93.00 29.17%
2013 72.00 30.91%
2012 55.00 0.00%
2011 55.00 -23.61%
2010 72.00 24.14%
2009 58.00 48.72%
2008 39.00 -4.88%
2007 41.00 -83.86%
2006 254.00 -10.56%
2005 284.00 25.66%
2004 226.00 0.00%
2003 226.00 14.72%
2002 197.00 -3.43%
2001 204.00 -13.19%
2000 235.00 -4.08%
1999 245.00 -14.34%
1998 286.00 13.49%
1997 252.00 8.62%
1996 232.00 17.77%
1995 197.00 23.13%
1994 160.00 0.00%
1993 160.00 3.90%
1992 154.00 9.22%
1991 141.00 65.88%
1990 85.00 65.88%