Cyprus Refugee Statistics 1968-2022

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.
  • Cyprus refugee statistics for 2020 was 14,037.00, a 14.02% increase from 2019.
  • Cyprus refugee statistics for 2019 was 12,311.00, a 11.9% increase from 2018.
  • Cyprus refugee statistics for 2018 was 11,002.00, a 12.38% increase from 2017.
  • Cyprus refugee statistics for 2017 was 9,790.00, a 15.48% 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
Cyprus Refugee Statistics - Historical Data
Year Refugees Granted Asylum Annual % Change
2020 14,037.00 14.02%
2019 12,311.00 11.90%
2018 11,002.00 12.38%
2017 9,790.00 15.48%
2016 8,478.00 20.05%
2015 7,062.00 37.93%
2014 5,120.00 31.99%
2013 3,879.00 6.95%
2012 3,627.00 3.69%
2011 3,498.00 2.97%
2010 3,397.00 17.62%
2009 2,888.00 98.08%
2008 1,458.00 22.11%
2007 1,194.00 28.94%
2006 926.00 32.29%
2005 700.00 33.33%
2004 525.00 54.87%
2003 339.00 98.25%
2002 171.00 103.57%
2001 84.00 15.07%
2000 73.00 -34.82%
1999 112.00 45.45%
1998 77.00 102.63%
1997 38.00 -15.56%
1996 45.00 -15.09%
1995 53.00 -20.90%
1994 67.00 -17.28%
1993 81.00 1.25%
1992 80.00 31.15%
1991 61.00 96.77%
1990 31.00 -48.33%
1988 60.00 -91.43%
1977 700.00 250.00%
1972 200.00 0.00%
1971 200.00 0.00%
1970 200.00 0.00%
1969 200.00 0.00%
1968 200.00 0.00%