Egypt Refugee Statistics 1964-2023

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.
  • Egypt refugee statistics for 2022 was 294,632.00, a 4.97% increase from 2021.
  • Egypt refugee statistics for 2021 was 280,686.00, a 2.88% increase from 2020.
  • Egypt refugee statistics for 2020 was 272,826.00, a 5.59% increase from 2019.
  • Egypt refugee statistics for 2019 was 258,391.00, a 4.72% increase from 2018.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Refugees Granted Asylum
West Bank and Gaza 2,454,258.00
Pakistan 1,743,785.00
Sudan 1,097,128.00
Bangladesh 952,384.00
Kenya 504,473.00
Cameroon 473,887.00
Egypt 294,632.00
India 242,835.00
Moldova 105,374.00
Mauritania 100,981.00
Nigeria 91,275.00
Zambia 61,159.00
Republic of Congo 41,557.00
Georgia 27,839.00
Angola 25,514.00
Djibouti 20,383.00
Uzbekistan 13,026.00
Papua New Guinea 10,524.00
Indonesia 9,785.00
Ghana 8,531.00
Morocco 7,907.00
Tunisia 3,299.00
Ukraine 2,520.00
Eswatini 1,173.00
Bolivia 1,116.00
Philippines 856.00
Sri Lanka 504.00
Nicaragua 312.00
Kyrgyz Republic 274.00
Lesotho 251.00
Honduras 165.00
El Salvador 104.00
Cambodia 24.00
Mongolia 10.00
Egypt Refugee Statistics - Historical Data
Year Refugees Granted Asylum Annual % Change
2022 294,632.00 4.97%
2021 280,686.00 2.88%
2020 272,826.00 5.59%
2019 258,391.00 4.72%
2018 246,746.00 6.06%
2017 232,647.00 8.96%
2016 213,515.00 0.48%
2015 212,492.00 -9.99%
2014 236,085.00 2.61%
2013 230,070.00 109.30%
2012 109,923.00 15.61%
2011 95,078.00 0.04%
2010 95,044.00 0.69%
2009 94,392.00 -3.53%
2008 97,851.00 0.31%
2007 97,550.00 10.83%
2006 88,014.00 -1.03%
2005 88,934.00 -1.55%
2004 90,335.00 1.79%
2003 88,745.00 10.26%
2002 80,488.00 1014.33%
2001 7,223.00 5.60%
2000 6,840.00 4.38%
1999 6,553.00 4.41%
1998 6,276.00 -3.24%
1997 6,486.00 7.63%
1996 6,026.00 11.57%
1995 5,401.00 -25.17%
1994 7,218.00 7.59%
1993 6,709.00 21.78%
1992 5,509.00 145.39%
1991 2,245.00 12.76%
1990 1,991.00 14.43%
1989 1,740.00 7.41%
1988 1,620.00 40.87%
1987 1,150.00 6.48%
1986 1,080.00 -0.92%
1985 1,090.00 -80.18%
1984 5,500.00 -84.29%
1983 35,000.00 536.36%
1982 5,500.00 248.10%
1981 1,580.00 9.72%
1980 1,440.00 -70.31%
1979 4,850.00 -3.00%
1978 5,000.00 10.86%
1977 4,510.00 12.75%
1976 4,000.00 0.00%
1975 4,000.00 0.00%
1974 4,000.00 53.85%
1973 2,600.00 -64.72%
1972 7,370.00 46.81%
1971 5,020.00 0.40%
1970 5,000.00 4.17%
1969 4,800.00 -4.00%
1965 5,000.00 963.83%
1964 470.00 963.83%