Malaysia Refugee Statistics 1977-2024

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.
  • Malaysia refugee statistics for 2022 was 134,554.00, a 1.87% increase from 2021.
  • Malaysia refugee statistics for 2021 was 132,086.00, a 1.68% increase from 2020.
  • Malaysia refugee statistics for 2020 was 129,902.00, a 0.62% increase from 2019.
  • Malaysia refugee statistics for 2019 was 129,102.00, a 6.43% increase from 2018.
Data Source: World Bank

MLA Citation:
Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Refugees Granted Asylum
Turkey 3,568,259.00
Iran 3,425,091.00
Jordan 3,062,851.00
Lebanon 1,306,143.00
Russia 1,277,672.00
Iraq 273,716.00
Bulgaria 176,297.00
Malaysia 134,554.00
Romania 105,621.00
Algeria 99,107.00
Mexico 95,579.00
Thailand 94,472.00
Brazil 67,522.00
South Africa 66,596.00
Ecuador 60,125.00
Armenia 34,634.00
Montenegro 32,438.00
Venezuela 29,341.00
Serbia 26,521.00
Belarus 19,715.00
Costa Rica 14,088.00
Peru 6,543.00
Azerbaijan 6,414.00
Paraguay 5,420.00
Namibia 4,685.00
Albania 2,676.00
Libya 2,208.00
Colombia 1,607.00
Botswana 733.00
Guatemala 701.00
North Macedonia 635.00
Dominican Republic 546.00
China 320.00
Kazakhstan 308.00
Bosnia 274.00
Gabon 205.00
Cuba 174.00
Belize 145.00
Nauru 45.00
Jamaica 31.00
Suriname 25.00
Turkmenistan 14.00
Guyana 12.00
Fiji 5.00
Malaysia Refugee Statistics - Historical Data
Year Refugees Granted Asylum Annual % Change
2022 134,554.00 1.87%
2021 132,086.00 1.68%
2020 129,902.00 0.62%
2019 129,102.00 6.43%
2018 121,305.00 16.82%
2017 103,837.00 12.55%
2016 92,256.00 -2.02%
2015 94,158.00 -5.24%
2014 99,362.00 1.91%
2013 97,502.00 8.13%
2012 90,173.00 4.03%
2011 86,676.00 6.33%
2010 81,518.00 23.28%
2009 66,126.00 80.34%
2008 36,668.00 12.28%
2007 32,657.00 -12.11%
2006 37,158.00 10.31%
2005 33,684.00 35.28%
2004 24,900.00 235.49%
2003 7,422.00 -85.34%
2002 50,614.00 0.31%
2001 50,456.00 -0.04%
2000 50,477.00 -0.06%
1999 50,509.00 -0.19%
1998 50,603.00 858.94%
1997 5,277.00 -0.53%
1996 5,305.00 0.49%
1995 5,279.00 -0.36%
1994 5,298.00 3553.79%
1993 145.00 -98.73%
1992 11,399.00 -18.27%
1991 13,947.00 -6.16%
1990 14,862.00 -86.55%
1989 110,482.00 5.67%
1988 104,553.00 5.16%
1987 99,420.00 0.42%
1986 99,000.00 -5.99%
1985 105,310.00 -3.44%
1984 109,060.00 -1.48%
1983 110,700.00 11.55%
1982 99,240.00 -3.88%
1981 103,250.00 -0.76%
1980 104,040.00 -16.69%
1979 124,880.00 -11.80%
1978 141,580.00 47.48%
1977 96,000.00 47.48%