Tanzania Refugee Statistics 1961-2022

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.
  • Tanzania refugee statistics for 2020 was 234,655.00, a 3.1% decline from 2019.
  • Tanzania refugee statistics for 2019 was 242,171.00, a 12.99% decline from 2018.
  • Tanzania refugee statistics for 2018 was 278,322.00, a 9.79% decline from 2017.
  • Tanzania refugee statistics for 2017 was 308,528.00, a 9.6% 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
Tanzania Refugee Statistics - Historical Data
Year Refugees Granted Asylum Annual % Change
2020 234,655.00 -3.10%
2019 242,171.00 -12.99%
2018 278,322.00 -9.79%
2017 308,528.00 9.60%
2016 281,498.00 32.88%
2015 211,845.00 139.39%
2014 88,492.00 -13.33%
2013 102,099.00 1.07%
2012 101,021.00 -23.03%
2011 131,243.00 20.09%
2010 109,286.00 -7.95%
2009 118,731.00 -63.12%
2008 321,908.00 -26.11%
2007 435,630.00 -10.23%
2006 485,295.00 -11.58%
2005 548,824.00 -8.85%
2004 602,088.00 -7.34%
2003 649,770.00 -5.74%
2002 689,373.00 6.57%
2001 646,899.00 -4.99%
2000 680,862.00 9.43%
1999 622,203.00 14.40%
1998 543,881.00 -4.64%
1997 570,367.00 14.36%
1996 498,732.00 -39.89%
1995 829,671.00 -6.07%
1994 883,250.00 56.46%
1993 564,520.00 93.23%
1992 292,148.00 1.40%
1991 288,103.00 8.64%
1990 265,184.00 0.02%
1989 265,128.00 -0.01%
1988 265,154.00 -0.39%
1987 266,200.00 19.11%
1986 223,500.00 4.21%
1985 214,480.00 19.22%
1984 179,910.00 -0.11%
1983 180,100.00 13.30%
1982 158,960.00 -3.18%
1981 164,180.00 2.86%
1980 159,610.00 -0.75%
1979 160,820.00 -0.09%
1978 160,960.00 -2.22%
1977 164,610.00 6.89%
1976 154,000.00 -10.03%
1975 171,160.00 -11.40%
1974 193,190.00 6.82%
1973 180,860.00 9.61%
1972 165,000.00 131.61%
1971 71,240.00 -0.36%
1970 71,500.00 31.07%
1969 54,550.00 18.59%
1968 46,000.00 15.58%
1967 39,800.00 17.23%
1966 33,950.00 17.07%
1965 29,000.00 16.00%
1964 25,000.00 108.33%
1963 12,000.00 0.00%
1962 12,000.00 0.00%
1961 12,000.00 0.00%