Belgium Refugee Statistics 1960-2022

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.
  • Belgium refugee statistics for 2020 was 65,033.00, a 5.47% increase from 2019.
  • Belgium refugee statistics for 2019 was 61,662.00, a 46.26% increase from 2018.
  • Belgium refugee statistics for 2018 was 42,158.00, a 0% increase from 2017.
  • Belgium refugee statistics for 2017 was 42,158.00, a 0% 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
Belgium Refugee Statistics - Historical Data
Year Refugees Granted Asylum Annual % Change
2020 65,033.00 5.47%
2019 61,662.00 46.26%
2018 42,158.00 0.00%
2017 42,158.00 0.00%
2016 42,158.00 19.42%
2015 35,302.00 21.02%
2014 29,170.00 13.87%
2013 25,617.00 16.32%
2012 22,023.00 -1.67%
2011 22,396.00 25.18%
2010 17,891.00 15.16%
2009 15,536.00 -8.75%
2008 17,025.00 -3.15%
2007 17,578.00 4.56%
2006 16,811.00 10.04%
2005 15,277.00 12.98%
2004 13,522.00 7.46%
2003 12,583.00 0.18%
2002 12,560.00 2.51%
2001 12,252.00 -34.90%
2000 18,821.00 12.38%
1999 16,747.00 8.04%
1998 15,501.00 -57.01%
1997 36,060.00 0.00%
1996 36,060.00 13.79%
1995 31,691.00 62.54%
1994 19,497.00 -21.72%
1993 24,908.00 2.54%
1992 24,292.00 0.92%
1991 24,071.00 -7.10%
1990 25,911.00 1.49%
1989 25,531.00 10.44%
1988 23,117.00 5.08%
1987 22,000.00 -38.72%
1986 35,900.00 -1.91%
1985 36,600.00 0.55%
1984 36,400.00 4.00%
1983 35,000.00 66.67%
1982 21,000.00 -40.00%
1981 35,000.00 6.06%
1980 33,000.00 3.13%
1979 32,000.00 88.24%
1978 17,000.00 0.00%
1977 17,000.00 0.00%
1976 17,000.00 1.26%
1975 16,788.00 51.24%
1974 11,100.00 -44.50%
1973 20,000.00 -31.03%
1972 29,000.00 0.00%
1971 29,000.00 -7.94%
1970 31,500.00 5.00%
1969 30,000.00 -9.09%
1968 33,000.00 -2.94%
1967 34,000.00 -15.00%
1966 40,000.00 -14.89%
1965 47,000.00 0.00%
1964 47,000.00 -6.00%
1963 50,000.00 -1.96%
1962 51,000.00 -3.77%
1961 53,000.00 -3.64%
1960 55,000.00 -3.64%