Djibouti Refugee Statistics 1977-2021

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.
  • Djibouti refugee statistics for 2019 was 19,639.00, a 7.36% increase from 2018.
  • Djibouti refugee statistics for 2018 was 18,293.00, a 4.22% increase from 2017.
  • Djibouti refugee statistics for 2017 was 17,553.00, a 0.74% decline from 2016.
  • Djibouti refugee statistics for 2016 was 17,683.00, a 8.7% decline 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
Djibouti Refugee Statistics - Historical Data
Year Refugees Granted Asylum Annual % Change
2019 19,639.00 7.36%
2018 18,293.00 4.22%
2017 17,553.00 -0.74%
2016 17,683.00 -8.70%
2015 19,369.00 -5.63%
2014 20,525.00 2.57%
2013 20,010.00 4.57%
2012 19,136.00 -5.90%
2011 20,336.00 34.66%
2010 15,102.00 24.75%
2009 12,106.00 31.19%
2008 9,228.00 38.70%
2007 6,653.00 -28.13%
2006 9,257.00 -11.46%
2005 10,455.00 -42.02%
2004 18,033.00 -33.30%
2003 27,034.00 24.57%
2002 21,702.00 -6.34%
2001 23,172.00 -0.28%
2000 23,238.00 -0.12%
1999 23,266.00 -1.32%
1998 23,577.00 -0.05%
1997 23,589.00 -5.94%
1996 25,080.00 -8.17%
1995 27,310.00 -18.26%
1994 33,410.00 -1.92%
1993 34,065.00 21.66%
1992 28,000.00 -70.88%
1991 96,144.00 23.89%
1990 77,606.00 147.08%
1989 31,409.00 2369.26%
1988 1,272.00 -90.32%
1987 13,140.00 -21.41%
1986 16,720.00 -3.24%
1985 17,280.00 3.04%
1984 16,770.00 -42.51%
1983 29,170.00 -14.71%
1982 34,200.00 7.55%
1981 31,800.00 -29.82%
1980 45,310.00 57.33%
1979 28,800.00 44.00%
1978 20,000.00 150.00%
1977 8,000.00 150.00%