Colombia 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.
  • Colombia refugee statistics for 2020 was 997.00, a 57.26% increase from 2019.
  • Colombia refugee statistics for 2019 was 634.00, a 115.65% increase from 2018.
  • Colombia refugee statistics for 2018 was 294.00, a 13.08% increase from 2017.
  • Colombia refugee statistics for 2017 was 260.00, a 7.88% 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
Colombia Refugee Statistics - Historical Data
Year Refugees Granted Asylum Annual % Change
2020 997.00 57.26%
2019 634.00 115.65%
2018 294.00 13.08%
2017 260.00 7.88%
2016 241.00 13.68%
2015 212.00 7.07%
2014 198.00 -4.35%
2013 207.00 1.47%
2012 204.00 -1.92%
2011 208.00 5.05%
2010 198.00 7.61%
2009 184.00 11.52%
2008 165.00 0.61%
2007 164.00 19.71%
2006 137.00 -9.87%
2005 152.00 4.11%
2004 146.00 -22.75%
2003 189.00 -9.13%
2002 208.00 -2.35%
2001 213.00 -12.70%
2000 244.00 5.17%
1999 232.00 2.65%
1998 226.00 1.35%
1997 223.00 0.45%
1996 222.00 0.91%
1995 220.00 -29.49%
1994 312.00 5.41%
1993 296.00 -38.08%
1992 478.00 6.22%
1991 450.00 -2.17%
1990 460.00 -34.29%
1989 700.00 -2.78%
1988 720.00 5.88%
1987 680.00 183.33%
1986 240.00 -40.00%
1985 400.00 21.21%
1984 330.00 57.14%
1983 210.00 40.00%
1982 150.00 -91.67%
1981 1,800.00 -10.00%
1980 2,000.00 0.00%
1979 2,000.00 33.33%
1978 1,500.00 -16.67%
1977 1,800.00 50.00%
1974 1,200.00 -17.24%
1973 1,450.00 7.41%
1972 1,350.00 -3.57%
1971 1,400.00 -6.67%
1970 1,500.00 -6.67%