Indonesia Refugee Statistics 1978-2021

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.
  • Indonesia refugee statistics for 2019 was 10,287.00, a 4.63% decline from 2018.
  • Indonesia refugee statistics for 2018 was 10,786.00, a 10.26% increase from 2017.
  • Indonesia refugee statistics for 2017 was 9,782.00, a 25.03% increase from 2016.
  • Indonesia refugee statistics for 2016 was 7,824.00, a 31.41% increase 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
Indonesia Refugee Statistics - Historical Data
Year Refugees Granted Asylum Annual % Change
2019 10,287.00 -4.63%
2018 10,786.00 10.26%
2017 9,782.00 25.03%
2016 7,824.00 31.41%
2015 5,954.00 39.54%
2014 4,267.00 33.55%
2013 3,195.00 76.42%
2012 1,811.00 80.38%
2011 1,004.00 24.26%
2010 808.00 1.76%
2009 794.00 120.56%
2008 360.00 17.65%
2007 306.00 5.15%
2006 291.00 254.88%
2005 82.00 -50.00%
2004 164.00 -28.70%
2003 230.00 -99.20%
2002 28,593.00 -61.12%
2001 73,542.00 -40.02%
2000 122,611.00 -24.54%
1999 162,492.00 318511.76%
1998 51.00 75.86%
1997 29.00 -52.46%
1996 61.00 221.05%
1995 19.00 -80.41%
1994 97.00 -95.96%
1993 2,402.00 -31.95%
1992 3,530.00 11.82%
1991 3,157.00 -3.69%
1990 3,278.00 228.13%
1989 999.00 -58.96%
1988 2,434.00 -0.65%
1987 2,450.00 -39.05%
1986 4,020.00 -51.15%
1985 8,230.00 -13.37%
1984 9,500.00 -5.66%
1983 10,070.00 -23.83%
1982 13,220.00 -11.28%
1981 14,900.00 76.12%
1980 8,460.00 -73.83%
1979 32,330.00 1343.30%
1978 2,240.00 1343.30%