Saudi Arabia Refugee Statistics 1974-2023

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 2022 was 454.00, a 36.34% increase from 2021.
  • Saudi Arabia refugee statistics for 2021 was 333.00, a 0.91% increase from 2020.
  • Saudi Arabia refugee statistics for 2020 was 330.00, a 4.76% increase from 2019.
  • Saudi Arabia refugee statistics for 2019 was 315.00, a 19.77% increase from 2018.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Refugees Granted Asylum
Germany 2,075,445.00
Poland 971,129.00
France 612,934.00
Czech Republic 435,212.00
United States 363,059.00
United Kingdom 328,989.00
Spain 317,751.00
Italy 296,181.00
Sweden 277,726.00
Austria 258,613.00
Netherlands 218,457.00
Switzerland 182,474.00
Greece 160,761.00
Belgium 151,408.00
Canada 140,621.00
Slovak Republic 96,563.00
Ireland 81,256.00
Norway 75,311.00
Finland 69,553.00
Denmark 67,772.00
Lithuania 67,638.00
Portugal 59,777.00
Australia 54,430.00
Estonia 40,806.00
Latvia 39,055.00
Hungary 35,370.00
Cyprus 29,280.00
Croatia 20,638.00
Japan 17,406.00
Luxembourg 11,952.00
Malta 11,098.00
Slovenia 8,705.00
Iceland 5,240.00
Argentina 4,094.00
South Korea 3,825.00
Trinidad and Tobago 3,424.00
Panama 2,576.00
Chile 2,133.00
New Zealand 1,791.00
UAE 1,399.00
Israel 1,207.00
Uruguay 1,115.00
Kuwait 684.00
Liechtenstein 524.00
Saudi Arabia 454.00
Oman 295.00
Hong Kong 285.00
Bahrain 255.00
Qatar 197.00
Cayman Islands 47.00
Monaco 17.00
Bahamas 10.00
Turks and Caicos Islands 7.00
Saudi Arabia Refugee Statistics - Historical Data
Year Refugees Granted Asylum Annual % Change
2022 454.00 36.34%
2021 333.00 0.91%
2020 330.00 4.76%
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%