Somalia Refugee Statistics 1977-2022

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.
  • Somalia refugee statistics for 2020 was 11,235.00, a 37.17% decline from 2019.
  • Somalia refugee statistics for 2019 was 17,882.00, a 6.83% increase from 2018.
  • Somalia refugee statistics for 2018 was 16,738.00, a 14.92% increase from 2017.
  • Somalia refugee statistics for 2017 was 14,565.00, a 25.79% 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
Somalia Refugee Statistics - Historical Data
Year Refugees Granted Asylum Annual % Change
2020 11,235.00 -37.17%
2019 17,882.00 6.83%
2018 16,738.00 14.92%
2017 14,565.00 25.79%
2016 11,579.00 43.29%
2015 8,081.00 195.79%
2014 2,732.00 12.61%
2013 2,426.00 5.11%
2012 2,308.00 9.90%
2011 2,100.00 8.58%
2010 1,934.00 6.32%
2009 1,819.00 -1.25%
2008 1,842.00 103.99%
2007 903.00 34.98%
2006 669.00 34.34%
2005 498.00 37.57%
2004 362.00 -1.09%
2003 366.00 89.64%
2002 193.00 -67.12%
2001 587.00 5.77%
2000 555.00 326.92%
1999 130.00 -61.54%
1998 338.00 -45.66%
1997 622.00 -11.14%
1996 700.00 11.46%
1995 628.00 61.44%
1994 389.00 -2.51%
1993 399.00 -16.88%
1992 480.00 -99.90%
1990 460,000.00 -40.23%
1989 769,630.00 -7.72%
1988 834,000.00 -0.73%
1987 840,100.00 20.01%
1986 700,000.00 -13.79%
1985 812,000.00 15.78%
1984 701,300.00 0.19%
1983 700,000.00 0.00%
1982 700,000.00 0.00%
1981 700,000.00 -65.00%
1980 2,000,000.00 70.19%
1979 1,175,190.00 95.87%
1978 600,000.00 20.00%
1977 500,000.00 20.00%