Nepal Refugee Statistics 1964-2024

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.
  • Nepal refugee statistics for 2022 was 19,560.00, a 0.07% decline from 2021.
  • Nepal refugee statistics for 2021 was 19,574.00, a 0.1% increase from 2020.
  • Nepal refugee statistics for 2020 was 19,555.00, a 0.08% decline from 2019.
  • Nepal refugee statistics for 2019 was 19,570.00, a 5.93% decline from 2018.
Data Source: World Bank

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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
Madagascar 119.00
Eritrea 119.00
Guinea-Bissau 24.00
Comoros 12.00
Nepal Refugee Statistics - Historical Data
Year Refugees Granted Asylum Annual % Change
2022 19,560.00 -0.07%
2021 19,574.00 0.10%
2020 19,555.00 -0.08%
2019 19,570.00 -5.93%
2018 20,804.00 -3.09%
2017 21,467.00 -14.98%
2016 25,249.00 -22.71%
2015 32,669.00 -15.12%
2014 38,490.00 -16.87%
2013 46,303.00 -17.70%
2012 56,263.00 -22.56%
2011 72,651.00 -19.10%
2010 89,804.00 -17.20%
2009 108,457.00 -13.11%
2008 124,826.00 -4.48%
2007 130,678.00 1.96%
2006 128,172.00 1.38%
2005 126,432.00 1.21%
2004 124,920.00 1.02%
2003 123,662.00 -6.62%
2002 132,432.00 1.14%
2001 130,945.00 1.32%
2000 129,234.00 1.01%
1999 127,942.00 1.46%
1998 126,104.00 -2.36%
1997 129,158.00 1.85%
1996 126,814.00 1.65%
1995 124,751.00 1.20%
1994 123,270.00 17.02%
1993 105,344.00 10.60%
1992 95,251.00 236.35%
1991 28,319.00 59.10%
1990 17,800.00 5.64%
1989 16,850.00 6.65%
1988 15,800.00 6.76%
1987 14,800.00 7.25%
1986 13,800.00 7.81%
1985 12,800.00 8.47%
1984 11,800.00 9.26%
1983 10,800.00 10.20%
1982 9,800.00 11.36%
1981 8,800.00 1.15%
1980 8,700.00 1.16%
1979 8,600.00 1.18%
1978 8,500.00 1.19%
1977 8,400.00 1.20%
1976 8,300.00 1.22%
1975 8,200.00 1.23%
1974 8,100.00 1.25%
1973 8,000.00 0.00%
1972 8,000.00 0.88%
1971 7,930.00 -1.61%
1970 8,060.00 0.88%
1969 7,990.00 3.36%
1968 7,730.00 7.66%
1967 7,180.00 2.57%
1966 7,000.00 0.00%
1965 7,000.00 0.00%
1964 7,000.00 0.00%