Uganda 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.
  • Uganda refugee statistics for 2020 was 1,421,133.00, a 4.54% increase from 2019.
  • Uganda refugee statistics for 2019 was 1,359,458.00, a 16.63% increase from 2018.
  • Uganda refugee statistics for 2018 was 1,165,646.00, a 13.69% decline from 2017.
  • Uganda refugee statistics for 2017 was 1,350,495.00, a 43.54% 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
Uganda Refugee Statistics - Historical Data
Year Refugees Granted Asylum Annual % Change
2020 1,421,133.00 4.54%
2019 1,359,458.00 16.63%
2018 1,165,646.00 -13.69%
2017 1,350,495.00 43.54%
2016 940,825.00 97.16%
2015 477,187.00 23.78%
2014 385,503.00 74.79%
2013 220,548.00 11.46%
2012 197,872.00 41.90%
2011 139,442.00 2.68%
2010 135,799.00 6.64%
2009 127,340.00 -21.46%
2008 162,132.00 -29.19%
2007 228,956.00 -15.83%
2006 272,003.00 5.73%
2005 257,252.00 2.70%
2004 250,477.00 8.48%
2003 230,904.00 6.26%
2002 217,301.00 8.79%
2001 199,735.00 -15.59%
2000 236,622.00 8.45%
1999 218,191.00 6.67%
1998 204,543.00 8.50%
1997 188,512.00 -28.67%
1996 264,294.00 15.24%
1995 229,348.00 -19.95%
1994 286,500.00 0.00%
1993 286,500.00 45.96%
1992 196,290.00 20.78%
1991 162,521.00 11.53%
1990 145,718.00 12.12%
1989 129,961.00 26.05%
1988 103,102.00 16.28%
1987 88,670.00 -38.45%
1986 144,060.00 -4.60%
1985 151,000.00 0.00%
1984 151,000.00 13.56%
1983 132,970.00 17.67%
1982 113,000.00 0.00%
1981 113,000.00 0.00%
1980 113,000.00 0.28%
1979 112,680.00 -0.88%
1978 113,680.00 0.10%
1977 113,570.00 0.57%
1976 112,930.00 0.27%
1975 112,630.00 -4.96%
1974 118,510.00 4.05%
1973 113,900.00 -31.62%
1972 166,560.00 -7.94%
1971 180,920.00 0.62%
1970 179,800.00 1.43%
1969 177,260.00 0.87%
1968 175,730.00 7.97%
1967 162,760.00 4.33%
1966 156,000.00 13.54%
1965 137,400.00 21.59%
1964 113,000.00 91.53%
1963 59,000.00 13.46%
1962 52,000.00 0.00%
1961 52,000.00 0.00%