France Refugee Statistics 1960-2021

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.
  • France refugee statistics for 2020 was 436,100.00, a 6.91% increase from 2019.
  • France refugee statistics for 2019 was 407,915.00, a 10.74% increase from 2018.
  • France refugee statistics for 2018 was 368,345.00, a 9.25% increase from 2017.
  • France refugee statistics for 2017 was 337,158.00, a 10.72% 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
France Refugee Statistics - Historical Data
Year Refugees Granted Asylum Annual % Change
2020 436,100.00 6.91%
2019 407,915.00 10.74%
2018 368,345.00 9.25%
2017 337,158.00 10.72%
2016 304,527.00 11.50%
2015 273,117.00 8.27%
2014 252,248.00 8.50%
2013 232,487.00 6.71%
2012 217,865.00 3.64%
2011 210,207.00 4.74%
2010 200,687.00 2.20%
2009 196,364.00 14.69%
2008 171,206.00 12.79%
2007 151,789.00 3.97%
2006 145,996.00 6.32%
2005 137,316.00 -1.81%
2004 139,852.00 6.89%
2003 130,838.00 -1.02%
2002 132,182.00 0.44%
2001 131,601.00 -0.68%
2000 132,508.00 2.15%
1999 129,722.00 -7.48%
1998 140,213.00 -4.33%
1997 146,558.00 -3.15%
1996 151,331.00 -2.52%
1995 155,240.00 -20.51%
1994 195,288.00 17.45%
1993 166,269.00 6.23%
1992 156,512.00 -10.44%
1991 174,756.00 -9.45%
1990 193,000.00 7.07%
1989 180,258.00 -2.00%
1988 183,946.00 2.59%
1987 179,306.00 -0.53%
1986 180,258.00 3.47%
1985 174,213.00 2.56%
1984 169,863.00 3.50%
1983 164,113.00 7.81%
1982 152,223.00 21.20%
1981 125,597.00 2.98%
1980 121,958.00 2.07%
1979 119,489.00 -5.34%
1978 126,229.00 5.71%
1977 119,413.00 4.17%
1976 114,634.00 4.32%
1975 109,882.00 4.12%
1974 105,538.00 3.64%
1973 101,830.00 2.96%
1972 98,900.00 -30.28%
1971 141,844.00 -10.53%
1970 158,543.00 -9.53%
1969 175,242.00 -0.85%
1968 176,736.00 -0.26%
1967 177,200.00 -1.26%
1966 179,468.00 1.01%
1965 177,665.00 1.03%
1964 175,861.00 1.04%
1963 174,057.00 -32.99%
1962 259,740.00 2.51%
1961 253,375.00 3.03%
1960 245,935.00 3.03%