Italy Refugee Statistics 1960-2022

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.
  • Italy refugee statistics for 2020 was 128,033.00, a 38.33% decline from 2019.
  • Italy refugee statistics for 2019 was 207,602.00, a 9.71% increase from 2018.
  • Italy refugee statistics for 2018 was 189,227.00, a 13.09% increase from 2017.
  • Italy refugee statistics for 2017 was 167,330.00, a 13.55% 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
Italy Refugee Statistics - Historical Data
Year Refugees Granted Asylum Annual % Change
2020 128,033.00 -38.33%
2019 207,602.00 9.71%
2018 189,227.00 13.09%
2017 167,330.00 13.55%
2016 147,362.00 24.84%
2015 118,036.00 25.96%
2014 93,712.00 22.90%
2013 76,248.00 17.70%
2012 64,782.00 11.57%
2011 58,066.00 2.95%
2010 56,402.00 2.62%
2009 54,962.00 16.79%
2008 47,059.00 23.64%
2007 38,061.00 41.65%
2006 26,870.00 29.97%
2005 20,674.00 31.95%
2004 15,668.00 22.29%
2003 12,812.00 27.72%
2002 10,031.00 17.45%
2001 8,541.00 25.36%
2000 6,813.00 13.47%
1999 6,004.00 10.37%
1998 5,440.00 -91.83%
1997 66,601.00 2.92%
1996 64,712.00 -12.90%
1995 74,298.00 1.70%
1994 73,058.00 45.34%
1993 50,266.00 443.89%
1992 9,242.00 -5.66%
1991 9,796.00 -9.43%
1990 10,816.00 -22.15%
1989 13,893.00 -27.87%
1988 19,260.00 -5.65%
1987 20,413.00 -5.08%
1986 21,505.00 -3.94%
1985 22,386.00 4.21%
1984 21,482.00 -2.63%
1983 22,062.00 -3.51%
1982 22,865.00 1.17%
1981 22,601.00 4.97%
1980 21,531.00 52.70%
1979 14,100.00 20.51%
1978 11,700.00 0.00%
1977 11,700.00 -1.68%
1976 11,900.00 0.00%
1975 11,900.00 -8.46%
1974 13,000.00 3.17%
1973 12,600.00 0.00%
1972 12,600.00 -0.79%
1971 12,700.00 -2.31%
1970 13,000.00 -7.14%
1969 14,000.00 7.69%
1968 13,000.00 0.00%
1967 13,000.00 -7.14%
1966 14,000.00 -6.67%
1965 15,000.00 7.14%
1964 14,000.00 -4.11%
1963 14,600.00 2.10%
1962 14,300.00 -1.38%
1961 14,500.00 -6.45%
1960 15,500.00 -6.45%