Nepal Refugee Statistics 1964-2022

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.
  • Nepal refugee statistics for 2020 was 19,565.00, a 0.03% decline from 2019.
  • Nepal refugee statistics for 2019 was 19,570.00, a 5.93% decline from 2018.
  • Nepal refugee statistics for 2018 was 20,804.00, a 3.09% decline from 2017.
  • Nepal refugee statistics for 2017 was 21,467.00, a 14.98% decline from 2016.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Refugees Granted Asylum
Uganda 1,421,133.00
Ethiopia 800,464.00
Syrian Arab Republic 584,059.00
Congo, Dem. Rep. 490,243.00
Chad 478,664.00
South Sudan 314,453.00
Tanzania 234,655.00
Niger 233,308.00
Yemen 166,936.00
Rwanda 139,501.00
Burundi 75,476.00
Afghanistan 72,278.00
Mali 47,385.00
Burkina Faso 20,252.00
Nepal 19,565.00
Malawi 14,897.00
Senegal 14,366.00
Somalia 11,235.00
Togo 10,808.00
Zimbabwe 9,266.00
Central African Republic 9,083.00
Liberia 8,233.00
Guinea 6,034.00
Tajikistan 5,588.00
Mozambique 4,757.00
Gambia 4,383.00
Guinea-Bissau 1,861.00
Benin 1,401.00
Sierra Leone 342.00
Eritrea 201.00
Madagascar 127.00
Comoros 5.00
Haiti 5.00
Nepal Refugee Statistics - Historical Data
Year Refugees Granted Asylum Annual % Change
2020 19,565.00 -0.03%
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%