Sierra Leone Refugee Statistics 1969-2022

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.
  • Sierra Leone refugee statistics for 2020 was 342.00, a 22.45% decline from 2019.
  • Sierra Leone refugee statistics for 2019 was 441.00, a 25.38% decline from 2018.
  • Sierra Leone refugee statistics for 2018 was 591.00, a 12.83% decline from 2017.
  • Sierra Leone refugee statistics for 2017 was 678.00, a 0.73% 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
Haiti 5.00
Comoros 5.00
Sierra Leone Refugee Statistics - Historical Data
Year Refugees Granted Asylum Annual % Change
2020 342.00 -22.45%
2019 441.00 -25.38%
2018 591.00 -12.83%
2017 678.00 -0.73%
2016 683.00 -10.13%
2015 760.00 -44.57%
2014 1,371.00 -51.31%
2013 2,816.00 -33.00%
2012 4,203.00 -48.05%
2011 8,091.00 -3.24%
2010 8,362.00 -7.60%
2009 9,050.00 15.65%
2008 7,825.00 -11.02%
2007 8,794.00 -67.86%
2006 27,364.00 -54.36%
2005 59,962.00 -8.36%
2004 65,433.00 6.93%
2003 61,192.00 -3.62%
2002 63,491.00 504.79%
2001 10,498.00 60.45%
2000 6,543.00 -0.35%
1999 6,566.00 -33.42%
1998 9,862.00 -24.23%
1997 13,015.00 -3.85%
1996 13,536.00 189.42%
1995 4,677.00 -70.52%
1994 15,866.00 -2.51%
1993 16,274.00 177.43%
1992 5,866.00 -79.08%
1991 28,036.00 -77.72%
1990 125,830.00 209616.67%
1988 60.00 -33.33%
1987 90.00 -47.06%
1986 170.00 6.25%
1985 160.00 -11.11%
1984 180.00 20.00%
1983 150.00 25.00%
1982 120.00 100.00%
1979 60.00 20.00%
1978 50.00 -66.67%
1977 150.00 -11.76%
1976 170.00 -66.00%
1969 500.00 -66.00%