Niger 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.
  • Niger refugee statistics for 2022 was 255,307.00, a 2.15% increase from 2021.
  • Niger refugee statistics for 2021 was 249,945.00, a 7.14% increase from 2020.
  • Niger refugee statistics for 2020 was 233,293.00, a 29.61% increase from 2019.
  • Niger refugee statistics for 2019 was 179,997.00, a 2.61% increase from 2018.
Data Source: World Bank

MLA Citation:
Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Refugees Granted Asylum
Uganda 1,463,523.00
Ethiopia 879,598.00
Syrian Arab Republic 593,844.00
Chad 592,764.00
Democratic Republic of Congo 520,544.00
South Sudan 308,369.00
Niger 255,307.00
Tanzania 206,229.00
Rwanda 120,753.00
Burundi 84,636.00
Yemen 77,458.00
Mali 60,637.00
Afghanistan 52,159.00
Malawi 35,162.00
Burkina Faso 34,375.00
Nepal 19,560.00
Somalia 16,023.00
Senegal 11,802.00
Central African Republic 11,213.00
Zimbabwe 10,475.00
Togo 9,300.00
Tajikistan 8,608.00
Mozambique 4,992.00
Gambia 3,685.00
Guinea 2,199.00
Benin 1,779.00
Liberia 620.00
Eritrea 119.00
Madagascar 119.00
Guinea-Bissau 24.00
Comoros 12.00
Niger Refugee Statistics - Historical Data
Year Refugees Granted Asylum Annual % Change
2022 255,307.00 2.15%
2021 249,945.00 7.14%
2020 233,293.00 29.61%
2019 179,997.00 2.61%
2018 175,413.00 5.84%
2017 165,729.00 -0.22%
2016 166,089.00 33.17%
2015 124,717.00 60.25%
2014 77,826.00 34.98%
2013 57,657.00 14.15%
2012 50,509.00 16680.40%
2011 301.00 -4.44%
2010 315.00 -3.37%
2009 326.00 3.16%
2008 316.00 -0.63%
2007 318.00 1.92%
2006 312.00 5.05%
2005 297.00 -13.16%
2004 342.00 2.70%
2003 333.00 12.50%
2002 296.00 274.68%
2001 79.00 33.90%
2000 59.00 -83.14%
1999 350.00 -90.52%
1998 3,691.00 -49.95%
1997 7,374.00 -71.47%
1996 25,842.00 -6.44%
1995 27,620.00 83.28%
1994 15,070.00 -9.68%
1993 16,686.00 351.09%
1992 3,699.00 167.08%
1991 1,385.00 74.87%
1990 792.00 -47.20%
1977 1,500.00 -47.20%