Thailand Refugee Statistics 1975-2022

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.
  • Thailand refugee statistics for 2021 was 100,510.00, a 4.5% increase from 2020.
  • Thailand refugee statistics for 2020 was 96,179.00, a 1.41% decline from 2019.
  • Thailand refugee statistics for 2019 was 97,556.00, a 4.58% decline from 2018.
  • Thailand refugee statistics for 2018 was 102,234.00, a 2.27% decline from 2017.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Refugees Granted Asylum
Turkey 3,759,817.00
Jordan 3,047,612.00
Lebanon 1,328,541.00
Iran 798,343.00
China 303,436.00
Iraq 280,072.00
Malaysia 132,086.00
Thailand 100,510.00
Algeria 97,890.00
South Africa 75,512.00
Mexico 73,448.00
Brazil 61,956.00
Ecuador 56,603.00
Venezuela 39,328.00
Armenia 34,728.00
Serbia 25,644.00
Bulgaria 22,830.00
Russia 10,901.00
Costa Rica 10,224.00
Peru 5,790.00
Paraguay 4,484.00
Romania 4,200.00
Namibia 3,733.00
Libya 3,141.00
Belarus 2,729.00
Azerbaijan 1,676.00
Colombia 1,504.00
Nauru 953.00
Botswana 688.00
Guatemala 479.00
Kazakhstan 352.00
North Macedonia 292.00
Gabon 272.00
Bosnia 240.00
Cuba 199.00
Montenegro 175.00
Dominican Republic 162.00
Albania 109.00
Belize 86.00
Guyana 40.00
Jamaica 31.00
Suriname 29.00
Fiji 18.00
Turkmenistan 16.00
Mauritius 10.00
Thailand Refugee Statistics - Historical Data
Year Refugees Granted Asylum Annual % Change
2021 100,510.00 4.50%
2020 96,179.00 -1.41%
2019 97,556.00 -4.58%
2018 102,234.00 -2.27%
2017 104,605.00 -1.72%
2016 106,431.00 -1.68%
2015 108,252.00 -16.87%
2014 130,227.00 -4.59%
2013 136,489.00 61.57%
2012 84,475.00 -5.34%
2011 89,245.00 -7.68%
2010 96,666.00 -8.19%
2009 105,286.00 -6.76%
2008 112,916.00 -10.12%
2007 125,627.00 -5.62%
2006 133,107.00 13.72%
2005 117,050.00 -3.38%
2004 121,145.00 1.75%
2003 119,056.00 5.72%
2002 112,614.00 1.72%
2001 110,711.00 5.47%
2000 104,966.00 4.83%
1999 100,133.00 -27.62%
1998 138,334.00 -18.22%
1997 169,154.00 56.68%
1996 107,962.00 1.31%
1995 106,565.00 5.70%
1994 100,817.00 -15.44%
1993 119,232.00 87.40%
1992 63,625.00 -27.83%
1991 88,164.00 -11.68%
1990 99,821.00 -0.11%
1989 99,935.00 -7.30%
1988 107,799.00 -4.38%
1987 112,740.00 -5.99%
1986 119,920.00 -8.05%
1985 130,420.00 1.49%
1984 128,500.00 -10.96%
1983 144,320.00 -14.59%
1982 168,980.00 -12.44%
1981 192,990.00 -26.16%
1980 261,360.00 72.38%
1979 151,620.00 9.12%
1978 138,950.00 42.37%
1977 97,600.00 17.77%
1976 82,870.00 9.38%
1975 75,760.00 9.38%