India Refugee Statistics 1964-2021

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.
  • India refugee statistics for 2019 was 195,103.00, a 0.4% decline from 2018.
  • India refugee statistics for 2018 was 195,887.00, a 0.64% decline from 2017.
  • India refugee statistics for 2017 was 197,142.00, a 0.36% decline from 2016.
  • India refugee statistics for 2016 was 197,848.00, a 1.75% 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
India Refugee Statistics - Historical Data
Year Refugees Granted Asylum Annual % Change
2019 195,103.00 -0.40%
2018 195,887.00 -0.64%
2017 197,142.00 -0.36%
2016 197,848.00 -1.75%
2015 201,379.00 0.72%
2014 199,931.00 6.13%
2013 188,391.00 1.48%
2012 185,644.00 0.28%
2011 185,118.00 0.16%
2010 184,814.00 -0.27%
2009 185,318.00 0.42%
2008 184,539.00 14.24%
2007 161,534.00 2.01%
2006 158,358.00 13.69%
2005 139,284.00 -14.38%
2004 162,683.00 -1.26%
2003 164,754.00 -2.43%
2002 168,853.00 -0.41%
2001 169,548.00 -0.81%
2000 170,940.00 -5.05%
1999 180,031.00 -2.96%
1998 185,516.00 -16.84%
1997 223,072.00 -4.41%
1996 233,371.00 2.59%
1995 227,481.00 -11.95%
1994 258,342.00 -1.70%
1993 262,802.00 1.71%
1992 258,372.00 22.70%
1991 210,569.00 -1.02%
1990 212,743.00 2127.91%
1989 9,549.00 43.70%
1988 6,645.00 -1.12%
1987 6,720.00 4.35%
1986 6,440.00 -4.17%
1985 6,720.00 -6.67%
1984 7,200.00 3.90%
1983 6,930.00 38.32%
1982 5,010.00 42.74%
1981 3,510.00 -94.14%
1974 59,900.00 1.80%
1973 58,840.00 2.01%
1972 57,680.00 2.67%
1971 56,180.00 -0.57%
1970 56,500.00 0.62%
1969 56,150.00 2.09%
1968 55,000.00 10.00%
1967 50,000.00 11.11%
1966 45,000.00 0.00%
1965 45,000.00 2.27%
1964 44,000.00 2.27%