Saudi Arabia Refugee Statistics 1974-2022

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.
  • Saudi Arabia refugee statistics for 2020 was 340.00, a 7.94% increase from 2019.
  • Saudi Arabia refugee statistics for 2019 was 315.00, a 19.77% increase from 2018.
  • Saudi Arabia refugee statistics for 2018 was 263.00, a 71.9% increase from 2017.
  • Saudi Arabia refugee statistics for 2017 was 153.00, a 12.5% increase from 2016.
Data Source: World Bank

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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
Saudi Arabia Refugee Statistics - Historical Data
Year Refugees Granted Asylum Annual % Change
2020 340.00 7.94%
2019 315.00 19.77%
2018 263.00 71.90%
2017 153.00 12.50%
2016 136.00 11.48%
2015 122.00 -78.18%
2014 559.00 0.36%
2013 557.00 -3.13%
2012 575.00 -3.36%
2011 595.00 2.94%
2010 578.00 0.87%
2009 573.00 -99.76%
2008 240,570.00 -0.07%
2007 240,742.00 -0.01%
2006 240,772.00 0.03%
2005 240,701.00 0.06%
2004 240,551.00 -0.12%
2003 240,831.00 -1.82%
2002 245,290.00 0.01%
2001 245,266.00 4520.69%
2000 5,308.00 -4.53%
1999 5,560.00 0.52%
1998 5,531.00 -5.18%
1997 5,833.00 -40.79%
1996 9,852.00 -25.19%
1995 13,169.00 -26.70%
1994 17,965.00 -25.22%
1993 24,025.00 -16.17%
1992 28,660.00 -13.83%
1991 33,261.00 -83.54%
1986 202,100.00 55.46%
1985 130,000.00 23.22%
1984 105,500.00 78.81%
1983 59,000.00 0.00%
1982 59,000.00 -9.23%
1981 65,000.00 -35.00%
1980 100,000.00 0.00%
1979 100,000.00 99900.00%
1974 100.00 99900.00%