Zimbabwe Refugee Statistics 1980-2022

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.
  • Zimbabwe refugee statistics for 2020 was 9,266.00, a 3.46% increase from 2019.
  • Zimbabwe refugee statistics for 2019 was 8,956.00, a 14.89% increase from 2018.
  • Zimbabwe refugee statistics for 2018 was 7,795.00, a 3.03% increase from 2017.
  • Zimbabwe refugee statistics for 2017 was 7,566.00, a 1.93% 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
Zimbabwe Refugee Statistics - Historical Data
Year Refugees Granted Asylum Annual % Change
2020 9,266.00 3.46%
2019 8,956.00 14.89%
2018 7,795.00 3.03%
2017 7,566.00 1.93%
2016 7,423.00 6.91%
2015 6,943.00 14.27%
2014 6,076.00 -4.87%
2013 6,387.00 46.69%
2012 4,354.00 -4.50%
2011 4,559.00 2.87%
2010 4,432.00 11.05%
2009 3,991.00 15.18%
2008 3,465.00 -13.03%
2007 3,984.00 13.21%
2006 3,519.00 -74.59%
2005 13,850.00 101.45%
2004 6,875.00 -45.96%
2003 12,721.00 34.86%
2002 9,433.00 8.33%
2001 8,708.00 111.00%
2000 4,127.00 99.28%
1999 2,071.00 25.06%
1998 1,656.00 107.00%
1997 800.00 34.68%
1996 594.00 15.34%
1995 515.00 -76.53%
1994 2,194.00 -97.82%
1993 100,476.00 -57.73%
1992 237,713.00 20.28%
1991 197,627.00 3.50%
1990 190,950.00 8.90%
1989 175,350.00 0.50%
1988 174,483.00 41.16%
1987 123,610.00 89.64%
1986 65,180.00 3.79%
1985 62,800.00 24.36%
1984 50,500.00 0.22%
1983 50,390.00 149.46%
1982 20,200.00 296.08%
1981 5,100.00 10100.00%
1980 50.00 10100.00%