Ghana Refugee Statistics 1969-2021

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.
  • Ghana refugee statistics for 2019 was 11,946.00, a 0.42% increase from 2018.
  • Ghana refugee statistics for 2018 was 11,896.00, a 2.11% decline from 2017.
  • Ghana refugee statistics for 2017 was 12,153.00, a 2.42% increase from 2016.
  • Ghana refugee statistics for 2016 was 11,866.00, a 31.82% 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
Ghana Refugee Statistics - Historical Data
Year Refugees Granted Asylum Annual % Change
2019 11,946.00 0.42%
2018 11,896.00 -2.11%
2017 12,153.00 2.42%
2016 11,866.00 -31.82%
2015 17,404.00 -5.66%
2014 18,448.00 -1.25%
2013 18,681.00 16.67%
2012 16,012.00 17.84%
2011 13,588.00 -1.74%
2010 13,828.00 1.27%
2009 13,655.00 -24.98%
2008 18,201.00 -47.93%
2007 34,955.00 -22.22%
2006 44,938.00 -16.06%
2005 53,534.00 27.31%
2004 42,049.00 -4.32%
2003 43,948.00 31.16%
2002 33,506.00 184.26%
2001 11,787.00 -7.29%
2000 12,714.00 -4.09%
1999 13,256.00 -8.94%
1998 14,558.00 -36.30%
1997 22,853.00 -35.83%
1996 35,613.00 -57.20%
1995 83,201.00 -26.80%
1994 113,665.00 -24.27%
1993 150,095.00 1139.02%
1992 12,114.00 49.04%
1991 8,128.00 0.06%
1990 8,123.00 10053.75%
1989 80.00 -42.86%
1988 140.00 -6.67%
1987 150.00 -6.25%
1986 160.00 33.33%
1985 120.00 33.33%
1984 90.00 0.00%
1983 90.00 -10.00%
1982 100.00 -66.67%
1979 300.00 328.57%
1978 70.00 -58.82%
1977 170.00 -5.56%
1976 180.00 38.46%
1975 130.00 85.71%
1971 70.00 -99.65%
1969 20,000.00 -99.65%