Portugal Refugee Statistics 1975-2022

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.
  • Portugal refugee statistics for 2020 was 2,445.00, a 2.95% increase from 2019.
  • Portugal refugee statistics for 2019 was 2,375.00, a 11.5% increase from 2018.
  • Portugal refugee statistics for 2018 was 2,130.00, a 31.56% increase from 2017.
  • Portugal refugee statistics for 2017 was 1,619.00, a 36.16% increase from 2016.
Data Source: World Bank

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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
Portugal Refugee Statistics - Historical Data
Year Refugees Granted Asylum Annual % Change
2020 2,445.00 2.95%
2019 2,375.00 11.50%
2018 2,130.00 31.56%
2017 1,619.00 36.16%
2016 1,189.00 39.72%
2015 851.00 20.88%
2014 704.00 18.12%
2013 596.00 26.00%
2012 473.00 18.55%
2011 399.00 8.42%
2010 368.00 -3.92%
2009 383.00 -2.54%
2008 393.00 13.58%
2007 346.00 7.45%
2006 322.00 -9.30%
2005 355.00 -3.53%
2004 368.00 -11.11%
2003 414.00 -10.00%
2002 460.00 3.60%
2001 444.00 6.73%
2000 416.00 14.29%
1999 364.00 10.64%
1998 329.00 6.13%
1997 310.00 4.38%
1996 297.00 19.76%
1995 248.00 0.00%
1994 248.00 -58.67%
1993 600.00 -66.25%
1992 1,778.00 78.16%
1991 998.00 15.11%
1990 867.00 31.96%
1989 657.00 -16.73%
1988 789.00 -1.38%
1987 800.00 0.00%
1986 800.00 14.29%
1985 700.00 16.67%
1984 600.00 -14.29%
1983 700.00 -90.79%
1982 7,600.00 0.00%
1981 7,600.00 0.00%
1980 7,600.00 0.00%
1979 7,600.00 1.33%
1978 7,500.00 0.00%
1977 7,500.00 4900.00%
1975 150.00 4900.00%