Eswatini Refugee Statistics 1970-2022

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.
  • Eswatini refugee statistics for 2021 was 895.00, a 5.29% decline from 2020.
  • Eswatini refugee statistics for 2020 was 945.00, a 0.53% increase from 2019.
  • Eswatini refugee statistics for 2019 was 940.00, a 7.55% increase from 2018.
  • Eswatini refugee statistics for 2018 was 874.00, a 10.63% increase from 2017.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Refugees Granted Asylum
West Bank and Gaza 2,400,208.00
Pakistan 1,491,070.00
Sudan 1,103,918.00
Bangladesh 918,907.00
Kenya 481,048.00
Cameroon 457,269.00
Egypt 280,686.00
India 212,413.00
Mauritania 101,942.00
Nigeria 77,132.00
Zambia 75,154.00
Republic of Congo 40,765.00
Angola 26,045.00
Djibouti 23,232.00
Uzbekistan 13,032.00
Ghana 11,894.00
Papua New Guinea 11,839.00
Indonesia 9,982.00
Morocco 7,272.00
Tunisia 3,186.00
Ukraine 2,382.00
Georgia 1,818.00
Bolivia 1,116.00
Sri Lanka 907.00
Eswatini 895.00
Philippines 801.00
Moldova 349.00
Kyrgyz Republic 317.00
Nicaragua 313.00
Lesotho 296.00
Honduras 144.00
El Salvador 98.00
Cambodia 24.00
Eswatini Refugee Statistics - Historical Data
Year Refugees Granted Asylum Annual % Change
2021 895.00 -5.29%
2020 945.00 0.53%
2019 940.00 7.55%
2018 874.00 10.63%
2017 790.00 8.97%
2016 725.00 4.47%
2015 694.00 35.81%
2014 511.00 2.00%
2013 501.00 0.40%
2012 499.00 -34.08%
2011 757.00 0.00%
2010 757.00 0.00%
2009 757.00 -2.32%
2008 775.00 -1.77%
2007 789.00 4.92%
2006 752.00 -1.44%
2005 763.00 8.53%
2004 703.00 2.63%
2003 685.00 4.90%
2002 653.00 -5.36%
2001 690.00 0.00%
2000 690.00 12.56%
1999 613.00 4.07%
1998 589.00 -0.34%
1997 591.00 2.78%
1996 575.00 -19.24%
1995 712.00 10.39%
1994 645.00 -98.68%
1993 48,890.00 -12.04%
1992 55,580.00 12.13%
1991 49,569.00 17.81%
1990 42,074.00 20.53%
1989 34,908.00 18.61%
1988 29,430.00 102.27%
1987 14,550.00 19.95%
1986 12,130.00 12.63%
1985 10,770.00 19.93%
1984 8,980.00 44.14%
1983 6,230.00 -15.24%
1982 7,350.00 31.02%
1981 5,610.00 2.56%
1980 5,470.00 4.19%
1979 5,250.00 629.17%
1978 720.00 433.33%
1977 135.00 68.75%
1976 80.00 60.00%
1975 50.00 0.00%
1974 50.00 -50.00%
1973 100.00 25.00%
1972 80.00 60.00%
1971 50.00 -62.96%
1970 135.00 -62.96%