Syrian Arab Republic Refugee Statistics 1960-2022

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.
  • Syrian Arab Republic refugee statistics for 2020 was 584,059.00, a 0.96% increase from 2019.
  • Syrian Arab Republic refugee statistics for 2019 was 578,525.00, a 0.07% decline from 2018.
  • Syrian Arab Republic refugee statistics for 2018 was 578,956.00, a 1.34% increase from 2017.
  • Syrian Arab Republic refugee statistics for 2017 was 571,298.00, a 1.51% increase from 2016.
Data Source: World Bank

MLA Citation:
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
Syrian Arab Republic Refugee Statistics - Historical Data
Year Refugees Granted Asylum Annual % Change
2020 584,059.00 0.96%
2019 578,525.00 -0.07%
2018 578,956.00 1.34%
2017 571,298.00 1.51%
2016 562,821.00 1.27%
2015 555,766.00 -18.00%
2014 677,751.00 1.68%
2013 666,541.00 -31.68%
2012 975,685.00 -21.47%
2011 1,242,381.00 -16.18%
2010 1,482,272.00 -2.90%
2009 1,526,573.00 -2.62%
2008 1,567,590.00 -19.83%
2007 1,955,234.00 70.83%
2006 1,144,565.00 149.83%
2005 458,135.00 4.76%
2004 437,337.00 4.75%
2003 417,503.00 2.20%
2002 408,515.00 2.23%
2001 399,596.00 2.20%
2000 390,987.00 1.60%
1999 384,846.00 -1.57%
1998 391,004.00 1.85%
1997 383,907.00 1.06%
1996 379,894.00 0.31%
1995 378,729.00 1.60%
1994 372,750.00 3.60%
1993 359,814.00 15.20%
1992 312,352.00 4.72%
1991 298,260.00 3.20%
1990 289,013.00 4.51%
1989 276,547.00 2.64%
1988 269,422.00 2.95%
1987 261,694.00 2.37%
1986 255,623.00 -13.57%
1985 295,741.00 7.56%
1984 274,948.00 1.86%
1983 269,923.00 8.10%
1982 249,692.00 14.85%
1981 217,401.00 2.35%
1980 212,403.00 2.99%
1979 206,245.00 2.72%
1978 200,775.00 2.69%
1977 195,517.00 2.96%
1976 189,902.00 2.03%
1975 186,130.00 3.45%
1974 179,916.00 2.33%
1973 175,817.00 2.68%
1972 171,230.00 3.09%
1971 166,099.00 3.21%
1970 160,932.00 2.74%
1969 156,635.00 3.23%
1968 151,730.00 19.19%
1967 127,304.00 -10.48%
1966 142,206.00 2.99%
1965 138,081.00 3.54%
1964 133,366.00 3.38%
1963 129,010.00 3.52%
1962 124,626.00 3.36%
1961 120,577.00 3.25%
1960 116,778.00 3.25%