China Refugee Statistics 1966-2021

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.
  • China refugee statistics for 2020 was 303,410.00, a 0.01% increase from 2019.
  • China refugee statistics for 2019 was 303,379.00, a 5.71% decline from 2018.
  • China refugee statistics for 2018 was 321,758.00, a 0.01% increase from 2017.
  • China refugee statistics for 2017 was 321,714.00, a 1.41% increase from 2016.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Refugees Granted Asylum
Turkey 3,652,362.00
Jordan 3,009,517.00
Lebanon 1,349,955.00
Iran 800,025.00
China 303,410.00
Iraq 270,392.00
Malaysia 129,924.00
Armenia 107,930.00
Ecuador 104,652.00
Algeria 97,671.00
Thailand 96,214.00
South Africa 76,754.00
Venezuela 68,119.00
Brazil 59,147.00
Mexico 45,469.00
Serbia 26,130.00
Bulgaria 21,168.00
Russia 20,325.00
Costa Rica 9,648.00
Bosnia 5,257.00
Peru 4,327.00
Libya 4,184.00
Romania 3,631.00
Namibia 3,588.00
Belarus 2,915.00
Paraguay 1,701.00
Azerbaijan 1,582.00
Nauru 1,084.00
Colombia 997.00
Botswana 637.00
Gabon 482.00
Guatemala 462.00
Kazakhstan 445.00
North Macedonia 314.00
Cuba 232.00
Montenegro 176.00
Dominican Republic 172.00
Albania 115.00
Guyana 33.00
Jamaica 32.00
Belize 29.00
Suriname 24.00
Turkmenistan 20.00
Mauritius 20.00
Fiji 14.00
Grenada 5.00
China Refugee Statistics - Historical Data
Year Refugees Granted Asylum Annual % Change
2020 303,410.00 0.01%
2019 303,379.00 -5.71%
2018 321,758.00 0.01%
2017 321,714.00 1.41%
2016 317,254.00 5.38%
2015 301,044.00 0.00%
2014 301,052.00 0.00%
2013 301,045.00 0.00%
2012 301,037.00 0.01%
2011 301,016.00 0.01%
2010 300,984.00 0.00%
2009 300,985.00 0.01%
2008 300,966.00 -0.04%
2007 301,075.00 0.02%
2006 301,024.00 0.00%
2005 301,039.00 0.56%
2004 299,367.00 0.01%
2003 299,347.00 0.70%
2002 297,273.00 0.66%
2001 295,321.00 0.41%
2000 294,109.00 0.28%
1999 293,297.00 0.33%
1998 292,345.00 0.29%
1997 291,506.00 0.49%
1996 290,099.00 0.62%
1995 288,310.00 0.43%
1994 287,065.00 -0.12%
1993 287,424.00 -0.24%
1992 288,123.00 -0.32%
1991 289,061.00 0.62%
1990 287,276.00 1.05%
1989 284,300.00 0.00%
1988 284,300.00 1.32%
1987 280,600.00 -0.42%
1986 281,790.00 0.76%
1985 279,670.00 -0.03%
1984 279,750.00 1.13%
1983 276,630.00 1.66%
1982 272,100.00 2.68%
1981 265,000.00 0.76%
1980 263,000.00 5.20%
1979 250,000.00 25673.20%
1966 970.00 25673.20%