Yemen Refugee Statistics 1977-2022

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.
  • Yemen refugee statistics for 2020 was 166,936.00, a 37.83% decline from 2019.
  • Yemen refugee statistics for 2019 was 268,503.00, a 1.57% increase from 2018.
  • Yemen refugee statistics for 2018 was 264,359.00, a 2.42% decline from 2017.
  • Yemen refugee statistics for 2017 was 270,913.00, a 0.42% 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
Yemen Refugee Statistics - Historical Data
Year Refugees Granted Asylum Annual % Change
2020 166,936.00 -37.83%
2019 268,503.00 1.57%
2018 264,359.00 -2.42%
2017 270,913.00 0.42%
2016 269,778.00 0.98%
2015 267,163.00 3.70%
2014 257,637.00 6.78%
2013 241,281.00 1.73%
2012 237,176.00 10.45%
2011 214,736.00 12.97%
2010 190,088.00 11.26%
2009 170,850.00 21.89%
2008 140,166.00 19.43%
2007 117,358.00 22.51%
2006 95,791.00 16.92%
2005 81,932.00 23.43%
2004 66,379.00 7.28%
2003 61,876.00 -25.27%
2002 82,795.00 19.19%
2001 69,462.00 14.73%
2000 60,543.00 0.11%
1999 60,477.00 -1.47%
1998 61,380.00 49.84%
1997 40,965.00 -23.50%
1996 53,546.00 0.17%
1995 53,453.00 10.66%
1994 48,305.00 -11.29%
1993 54,450.00 -8.76%
1992 59,680.00 99.09%
1991 29,977.00 920.32%
1990 2,938.00 -96.33%
1989 80,130.00 2.52%
1988 78,157.00 7.06%
1987 73,000.00 -30.48%
1986 105,000.00 2000.00%
1985 5,000.00 16.82%
1984 4,280.00 16.30%
1983 3,680.00 162.86%
1982 1,400.00 35.92%
1981 1,030.00 -93.38%
1980 15,550.00 1.24%
1979 15,360.00 2.06%
1978 15,050.00 30000.00%
1977 50.00 30000.00%