Belgium Refugee Statistics 1960-2023

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 2021 was 74,063.00, a 13.99% increase from 2020.
  • Belgium refugee statistics for 2020 was 64,973.00, a 5.37% 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.
Data Source: World Bank

MLA Citation:
Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Refugees Granted Asylum
Germany 1,255,694.00
France 499,914.00
United States 339,179.00
Sweden 240,854.00
Austria 152,514.00
Italy 144,862.00
United Kingdom 137,078.00
Canada 130,125.00
Spain 122,539.00
Greece 119,650.00
Switzerland 118,829.00
Netherlands 99,585.00
Belgium 74,063.00
Australia 55,606.00
Norway 46,042.00
Denmark 36,023.00
Finland 24,078.00
Cyprus 16,277.00
Ireland 9,571.00
Malta 9,335.00
Luxembourg 6,011.00
Hungary 5,676.00
Poland 4,875.00
Argentina 4,050.00
Trinidad and Tobago 3,571.00
South Korea 3,559.00
Portugal 2,651.00
Panama 2,542.00
Chile 2,065.00
Czech Republic 1,909.00
Lithuania 1,880.00
Iceland 1,830.00
New Zealand 1,794.00
UAE 1,355.00
Israel 1,191.00
Japan 1,132.00
Slovak Republic 1,046.00
Croatia 1,020.00
Uruguay 877.00
Slovenia 839.00
Kuwait 720.00
Latvia 705.00
Saudi Arabia 333.00
Estonia 321.00
Oman 295.00
Hong Kong 271.00
Bahrain 256.00
Qatar 197.00
Liechtenstein 133.00
Cayman Islands 57.00
Monaco 17.00
Bahamas 10.00
Turks and Caicos Islands 7.00
Belgium Refugee Statistics - Historical Data
Year Refugees Granted Asylum Annual % Change
2021 74,063.00 13.99%
2020 64,973.00 5.37%
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%