Cameroon Refugee Statistics 1970-2021

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.
  • Cameroon refugee statistics for 2019 was 406,259.00, a 6.82% increase from 2018.
  • Cameroon refugee statistics for 2018 was 380,327.00, a 12.73% increase from 2017.
  • Cameroon refugee statistics for 2017 was 337,382.00, a 10.13% decline from 2016.
  • Cameroon refugee statistics for 2016 was 375,413.00, a 9.46% increase from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Refugees Granted Asylum
West Bank and Gaza 2,319,073.00
Pakistan 1,419,596.00
Sudan 1,055,489.00
Bangladesh 854,779.00
Kenya 438,899.00
Cameroon 406,259.00
Egypt 258,391.00
India 195,103.00
Mauritania 84,901.00
Zambia 57,518.00
Nigeria 54,157.00
Angola 25,793.00
Congo, Rep. 25,668.00
Djibouti 19,639.00
Ghana 11,946.00
Indonesia 10,287.00
Papua New Guinea 9,698.00
Morocco 6,642.00
Ukraine 2,166.00
Tunisia 1,732.00
Georgia 1,355.00
Sri Lanka 1,041.00
Eswatini 940.00
Bolivia 863.00
Philippines 680.00
Moldova 417.00
Kyrgyz Republic 347.00
Nicaragua 322.00
Lesotho 143.00
Honduras 75.00
El Salvador 48.00
Uzbekistan 13.00
Cameroon Refugee Statistics - Historical Data
Year Refugees Granted Asylum Annual % Change
2019 406,259.00 6.82%
2018 380,327.00 12.73%
2017 337,382.00 -10.13%
2016 375,413.00 9.46%
2015 342,970.00 29.85%
2014 264,122.00 130.18%
2013 114,744.00 15.95%
2012 98,961.00 -1.40%
2011 100,368.00 -3.74%
2010 104,269.00 4.32%
2009 99,950.00 23.34%
2008 81,033.00 34.75%
2007 60,137.00 71.41%
2006 35,083.00 -32.59%
2005 52,042.00 -11.58%
2004 58,861.00 0.47%
2003 58,583.00 0.51%
2002 58,288.00 41.52%
2001 41,186.00 -5.71%
2000 43,680.00 -11.27%
1999 49,227.00 2.93%
1998 47,826.00 1.63%
1997 47,057.00 1.40%
1996 46,407.00 1.37%
1995 45,781.00 3.96%
1994 44,036.00 0.05%
1993 44,013.00 4.21%
1992 42,233.00 -6.64%
1991 45,237.00 -9.30%
1990 49,876.00 2.56%
1989 48,630.00 -4.95%
1988 51,160.00 -13.57%
1987 59,190.00 10.43%
1986 53,600.00 52.49%
1985 35,150.00 156.76%
1984 13,690.00 226.73%
1983 4,190.00 -88.62%
1982 36,820.00 -78.68%
1981 172,710.00 34.93%
1980 128,000.00 540.32%
1979 19,990.00 -33.37%
1978 30,000.00 0.00%
1977 30,000.00 0.00%
1976 30,000.00 0.00%
1975 30,000.00 275.00%
1970 8,000.00 275.00%