Jordan 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.
  • Jordan refugee statistics for 2020 was 3,009,517.00, a 1.46% increase from 2019.
  • Jordan refugee statistics for 2019 was 2,966,079.00, a 0.28% increase from 2018.
  • Jordan refugee statistics for 2018 was 2,957,877.00, a 2.07% increase from 2017.
  • Jordan refugee statistics for 2017 was 2,897,751.00, a 1.3% increase from 2016.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Refugees Granted Asylum
Turkey 3,652,362.00
Jordan 3,009,517.00
Lebanon 1,349,955.00
Iran 800,025.00
China 303,410.00
Iraq 270,392.00
Malaysia 129,924.00
Armenia 107,930.00
Ecuador 104,652.00
Algeria 97,671.00
Thailand 96,214.00
South Africa 76,754.00
Venezuela 68,119.00
Brazil 59,147.00
Mexico 45,469.00
Serbia 26,130.00
Bulgaria 21,168.00
Russia 20,325.00
Costa Rica 9,648.00
Bosnia 5,257.00
Peru 4,327.00
Libya 4,184.00
Romania 3,631.00
Namibia 3,588.00
Belarus 2,915.00
Paraguay 1,701.00
Azerbaijan 1,582.00
Nauru 1,084.00
Colombia 997.00
Botswana 637.00
Gabon 482.00
Guatemala 462.00
Kazakhstan 445.00
North Macedonia 314.00
Cuba 232.00
Montenegro 176.00
Dominican Republic 172.00
Albania 115.00
Guyana 33.00
Jamaica 32.00
Belize 29.00
Suriname 24.00
Turkmenistan 20.00
Mauritius 20.00
Fiji 14.00
Grenada 5.00
Jordan Refugee Statistics - Historical Data
Year Refugees Granted Asylum Annual % Change
2020 3,009,517.00 1.46%
2019 2,966,079.00 0.28%
2018 2,957,877.00 2.07%
2017 2,897,751.00 1.30%
2016 2,860,679.00 1.86%
2015 2,808,343.00 1.33%
2014 2,771,492.00 2.16%
2013 2,712,877.00 16.07%
2012 2,337,341.00 -3.84%
2011 2,430,580.00 1.56%
2010 2,393,339.00 -1.69%
2009 2,434,485.00 -0.71%
2008 2,452,009.00 2.01%
2007 2,403,763.00 1.92%
2006 2,358,587.00 28.97%
2005 1,828,839.00 2.87%
2004 1,777,765.00 2.09%
2003 1,741,365.00 2.47%
2002 1,699,469.00 2.18%
2001 1,663,289.00 3.27%
2000 1,610,630.00 4.42%
1999 1,542,413.00 3.64%
1998 1,488,225.00 3.49%
1997 1,438,102.00 3.43%
1996 1,390,473.00 4.59%
1995 1,329,466.00 7.18%
1994 1,240,385.00 8.74%
1993 1,140,664.00 9.43%
1992 1,042,393.00 5.33%
1991 989,647.00 4.78%
1990 944,459.00 3.09%
1989 916,143.00 3.63%
1988 884,040.00 2.83%
1987 859,689.00 3.05%
1986 834,271.00 2.79%
1985 811,660.00 2.63%
1984 790,830.00 2.53%
1983 771,284.00 1.94%
1982 756,587.00 2.66%
1981 737,000.00 1.85%
1980 723,611.00 2.39%
1979 706,745.00 2.37%
1978 690,378.00 2.69%
1977 672,301.00 2.84%
1976 653,708.00 2.66%
1975 636,778.00 4.83%
1974 607,430.00 4.30%
1973 582,400.00 4.37%
1972 558,021.00 2.84%
1971 542,599.00 4.15%
1970 520,997.00 4.31%
1969 499,460.00 4.41%
1968 478,369.00 -28.44%
1967 668,453.00 -6.48%
1966 714,763.00 2.45%
1965 697,658.00 2.75%
1964 678,985.00 2.48%
1963 662,525.00 2.73%
1962 644,940.00 1.85%
1961 633,197.00 1.53%
1960 623,660.00 1.53%