Israel Refugee Statistics 1998-2024

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.
  • Israel refugee statistics for 2022 was 1,207.00, a 1.34% increase from 2021.
  • Israel refugee statistics for 2021 was 1,191.00, a 35.38% decline from 2020.
  • Israel refugee statistics for 2020 was 1,843.00, a 88.56% decline from 2019.
  • Israel refugee statistics for 2019 was 16,107.00, a 13.19% decline from 2018.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Refugees Granted Asylum
Germany 2,075,445.00
Poland 971,129.00
France 612,934.00
Czech Republic 435,212.00
United States 363,059.00
United Kingdom 328,989.00
Spain 317,751.00
Italy 296,181.00
Sweden 277,726.00
Austria 258,613.00
Netherlands 218,457.00
Switzerland 182,474.00
Greece 160,761.00
Belgium 151,408.00
Canada 140,621.00
Slovak Republic 96,563.00
Ireland 81,256.00
Norway 75,311.00
Finland 69,553.00
Denmark 67,772.00
Lithuania 67,638.00
Portugal 59,777.00
Australia 54,430.00
Estonia 40,806.00
Latvia 39,055.00
Hungary 35,370.00
Cyprus 29,280.00
Croatia 20,638.00
Japan 17,406.00
Luxembourg 11,952.00
Malta 11,098.00
Slovenia 8,705.00
Iceland 5,240.00
Argentina 4,094.00
South Korea 3,825.00
Trinidad and Tobago 3,424.00
Panama 2,576.00
Chile 2,133.00
New Zealand 1,791.00
UAE 1,399.00
Israel 1,207.00
Uruguay 1,115.00
Kuwait 684.00
Liechtenstein 524.00
Saudi Arabia 454.00
Oman 295.00
Hong Kong 285.00
Bahrain 255.00
Qatar 197.00
Cayman Islands 47.00
Monaco 17.00
Bahamas 10.00
Turks and Caicos Islands 7.00
Israel Refugee Statistics - Historical Data
Year Refugees Granted Asylum Annual % Change
2022 1,207.00 1.34%
2021 1,191.00 -35.38%
2020 1,843.00 -88.56%
2019 16,107.00 -13.19%
2018 18,554.00 -27.68%
2017 25,657.00 -15.96%
2016 30,529.00 -7.29%
2015 32,929.00 -17.05%
2014 39,698.00 -17.61%
2013 48,182.00 -0.64%
2012 48,490.00 17.63%
2011 41,221.00 61.89%
2010 25,462.00 43.65%
2009 17,725.00 94.25%
2008 9,125.00 693.48%
2007 1,150.00 38.72%
2006 829.00 38.63%
2005 598.00 6.03%
2004 564.00 -86.47%
2003 4,170.00 0.00%
2002 4,170.00 0.26%
2001 4,159.00 2.26%
2000 4,067.00 3206.50%
1999 123.00 459.09%
1998 22.00 459.09%