Lebanon 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.
  • Lebanon refugee statistics for 2020 was 1,349,955.00, a 3.03% decline from 2019.
  • Lebanon refugee statistics for 2019 was 1,392,174.00, a 2.28% decline from 2018.
  • Lebanon refugee statistics for 2018 was 1,424,728.00, a 2.98% decline from 2017.
  • Lebanon refugee statistics for 2017 was 1,468,431.00, a 0.55% decline 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
Mauritius 20.00
Turkmenistan 20.00
Fiji 14.00
Grenada 5.00
Lebanon Refugee Statistics - Historical Data
Year Refugees Granted Asylum Annual % Change
2020 1,349,955.00 -3.03%
2019 1,392,174.00 -2.28%
2018 1,424,728.00 -2.98%
2017 1,468,431.00 -0.55%
2016 1,476,623.00 -3.44%
2015 1,529,213.00 -4.82%
2014 1,606,698.00 23.23%
2013 1,303,867.00 126.58%
2012 575,465.00 29.28%
2011 445,139.00 1.60%
2010 438,131.00 -7.96%
2009 476,045.00 0.73%
2008 472,602.00 1.79%
2007 464,298.00 8.33%
2006 428,602.00 5.76%
2005 405,248.00 1.08%
2004 400,905.00 0.97%
2003 397,051.00 1.27%
2002 392,059.00 1.12%
2001 387,734.00 1.30%
2000 382,744.00 1.36%
1999 377,612.00 1.70%
1998 371,294.00 1.68%
1997 365,160.00 1.81%
1996 358,666.00 2.00%
1995 351,640.00 2.38%
1994 343,480.00 2.27%
1993 335,846.00 1.70%
1992 330,231.00 2.96%
1991 320,731.00 3.79%
1990 309,021.00 2.59%
1989 301,221.00 1.59%
1988 296,518.00 2.72%
1987 288,657.00 2.80%
1986 280,798.00 3.04%
1985 272,504.00 3.54%
1984 263,190.00 3.00%
1983 255,513.00 5.58%
1982 242,017.00 2.08%
1981 237,081.00 0.84%
1980 235,105.00 3.86%
1979 226,370.00 2.78%
1978 220,248.00 -75.70%
1977 906,521.00 0.81%
1976 899,238.00 354.22%
1975 197,974.00 2.67%
1974 192,830.00 -0.14%
1973 193,107.00 2.21%
1972 188,937.00 2.23%
1971 184,814.00 3.91%
1970 177,862.00 -0.11%
1969 178,049.00 2.66%
1968 173,437.00 41.04%
1967 122,967.00 -25.34%
1966 164,692.00 1.00%
1965 163,069.00 2.83%
1964 158,584.00 3.82%
1963 152,747.00 3.93%
1962 146,969.00 3.01%
1961 142,670.00 3.47%
1960 137,884.00 3.47%