Uruguay 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.
  • Uruguay refugee statistics for 2020 was 719.00, a 44.38% increase from 2019.
  • Uruguay refugee statistics for 2019 was 498.00, a 31.4% increase from 2018.
  • Uruguay refugee statistics for 2018 was 379.00, a 13.47% increase from 2017.
  • Uruguay refugee statistics for 2017 was 334.00, a 11.71% increase from 2016.
Data Source: World Bank

MLA Citation:
Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Refugees Granted Asylum
Germany 1,210,636.00
France 436,100.00
United States 340,881.00
Sweden 248,425.00
Austria 141,866.00
United Kingdom 132,349.00
Italy 128,033.00
Switzerland 115,868.00
Canada 109,264.00
Spain 103,679.00
Greece 103,136.00
Netherlands 78,911.00
Belgium 65,033.00
Australia 57,451.00
Norway 49,713.00
Denmark 36,718.00
Finland 23,483.00
Cyprus 14,037.00
Malta 9,208.00
Ireland 9,070.00
Hungary 5,898.00
Luxembourg 5,213.00
Argentina 4,045.00
South Korea 3,498.00
Trinidad and Tobago 3,224.00
Poland 2,811.00
Panama 2,632.00
Portugal 2,445.00
Chile 2,078.00
Czech Republic 1,959.00
Lithuania 1,915.00
Israel 1,898.00
New Zealand 1,808.00
Iceland 1,510.00
UAE 1,330.00
Japan 1,137.00
Slovak Republic 1,036.00
Croatia 966.00
Slovenia 858.00
Kuwait 737.00
Uruguay 719.00
Latvia 667.00
Saudi Arabia 340.00
Oman 308.00
Estonia 297.00
Hong Kong 266.00
Bahrain 256.00
Qatar 201.00
Liechtenstein 154.00
Curacao 78.00
Cayman Islands 43.00
Bahamas 25.00
Monaco 22.00
Sint Maarten (Dutch part) 10.00
Turks and Caicos Islands 8.00
Singapore 5.00
Uruguay Refugee Statistics - Historical Data
Year Refugees Granted Asylum Annual % Change
2020 719.00 44.38%
2019 498.00 31.40%
2018 379.00 13.47%
2017 334.00 11.71%
2016 299.00 2.40%
2015 292.00 14.96%
2014 254.00 33.68%
2013 190.00 11.76%
2012 170.00 3.03%
2011 165.00 -8.84%
2010 181.00 11.73%
2009 162.00 21.80%
2008 133.00 2.31%
2007 130.00 11.11%
2006 117.00 2.63%
2005 114.00 31.03%
2004 87.00 3.57%
2003 84.00 -13.40%
2002 97.00 12.79%
2001 86.00 16.22%
2000 74.00 -10.84%
1999 83.00 -49.08%
1998 163.00 21.64%
1997 134.00 3.08%
1996 130.00 7.44%
1995 121.00 4.31%
1994 116.00 -11.45%
1993 131.00 45.56%
1992 90.00 11.11%
1991 81.00 -6.90%
1990 87.00 -20.91%
1989 110.00 0.00%
1988 110.00 0.00%
1987 110.00 57.14%
1986 70.00 -36.36%
1985 110.00 -26.67%
1983 150.00 150.00%
1982 60.00 -96.47%
1981 1,700.00 0.00%
1980 1,700.00 -15.00%
1979 2,000.00 0.00%
1978 2,000.00 0.00%
1977 2,000.00 60.00%
1974 1,250.00 -16.67%
1972 1,500.00 0.00%
1971 1,500.00 0.00%
1970 1,500.00 0.00%