Senegal Refugee Statistics 1963-2022

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.
  • Senegal refugee statistics for 2020 was 14,366.00, a 0.7% decline from 2019.
  • Senegal refugee statistics for 2019 was 14,467.00, a 0.75% increase from 2018.
  • Senegal refugee statistics for 2018 was 14,359.00, a 1.96% decline from 2017.
  • Senegal refugee statistics for 2017 was 14,646.00, a 0.49% increase 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
Senegal Refugee Statistics - Historical Data
Year Refugees Granted Asylum Annual % Change
2020 14,366.00 -0.70%
2019 14,467.00 0.75%
2018 14,359.00 -1.96%
2017 14,646.00 0.49%
2016 14,575.00 1.33%
2015 14,383.00 0.81%
2014 14,267.00 0.18%
2013 14,241.00 0.08%
2012 14,229.00 -31.06%
2011 20,640.00 -0.15%
2010 20,670.00 -6.65%
2009 22,143.00 -33.28%
2008 33,189.00 62.56%
2007 20,417.00 -0.83%
2006 20,587.00 -0.57%
2005 20,706.00 -0.46%
2004 20,802.00 0.39%
2003 20,722.00 0.08%
2002 20,706.00 0.01%
2001 20,703.00 -0.28%
2000 20,762.00 -3.60%
1999 21,537.00 -64.59%
1998 60,822.00 6.30%
1997 57,220.00 -12.03%
1996 65,042.00 -2.58%
1995 66,762.00 -8.54%
1994 72,994.00 -0.01%
1993 73,001.00 1.93%
1992 71,620.00 -0.40%
1991 71,908.00 23.74%
1990 58,113.00 8.94%
1989 53,345.00 925.27%
1988 5,203.00 0.44%
1987 5,180.00 -5.99%
1986 5,510.00 0.18%
1985 5,500.00 5.77%
1984 5,200.00 1.17%
1983 5,140.00 -2.10%
1982 5,250.00 31.25%
1981 4,000.00 -20.00%
1980 5,000.00 0.00%
1979 5,000.00 0.00%
1978 5,000.00 0.00%
1977 5,000.00 -86.84%
1976 38,000.00 -17.39%
1975 46,000.00 -48.89%
1974 90,000.00 7.14%
1973 84,000.00 2.44%
1972 82,000.00 2.50%
1971 80,000.00 19.30%
1970 67,060.00 -1.96%
1969 68,400.00 19.56%
1968 57,210.00 -4.44%
1967 59,870.00 -2.49%
1966 61,400.00 22.80%
1965 50,000.00 66.67%
1964 30,000.00 400.00%
1963 6,000.00 400.00%