Liberia Refugee Statistics 1969-2022

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.
  • Liberia refugee statistics for 2020 was 8,233.00, a 0.1% increase from 2019.
  • Liberia refugee statistics for 2019 was 8,225.00, a 9.65% decline from 2018.
  • Liberia refugee statistics for 2018 was 9,103.00, a 18.06% decline from 2017.
  • Liberia refugee statistics for 2017 was 11,109.00, a 41.46% decline from 2016.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Refugees Granted Asylum
Uganda 1,421,133.00
Ethiopia 800,464.00
Syrian Arab Republic 584,059.00
Congo, Dem. Rep. 490,243.00
Chad 478,664.00
South Sudan 314,453.00
Tanzania 234,655.00
Niger 233,308.00
Yemen 166,936.00
Rwanda 139,501.00
Burundi 75,476.00
Afghanistan 72,278.00
Mali 47,385.00
Burkina Faso 20,252.00
Nepal 19,565.00
Malawi 14,897.00
Senegal 14,366.00
Somalia 11,235.00
Togo 10,808.00
Zimbabwe 9,266.00
Central African Republic 9,083.00
Liberia 8,233.00
Guinea 6,034.00
Tajikistan 5,588.00
Mozambique 4,757.00
Gambia 4,383.00
Guinea-Bissau 1,861.00
Benin 1,401.00
Sierra Leone 342.00
Eritrea 201.00
Madagascar 127.00
Comoros 5.00
Haiti 5.00
Liberia Refugee Statistics - Historical Data
Year Refugees Granted Asylum Annual % Change
2020 8,233.00 0.10%
2019 8,225.00 -9.65%
2018 9,103.00 -18.06%
2017 11,109.00 -41.46%
2016 18,978.00 -48.00%
2015 36,495.00 -5.42%
2014 38,587.00 -27.53%
2013 53,244.00 -19.20%
2012 65,899.00 -48.63%
2011 128,283.00 418.63%
2010 24,735.00 256.26%
2009 6,943.00 -32.04%
2008 10,216.00 -2.34%
2007 10,461.00 -35.34%
2006 16,179.00 59.23%
2005 10,161.00 -33.01%
2004 15,168.00 -55.38%
2003 33,992.00 -47.66%
2002 64,946.00 18.62%
2001 54,753.00 -21.00%
2000 69,307.00 -28.04%
1999 96,310.00 0.00%
1998 96,310.00 -24.09%
1997 126,882.00 5.68%
1996 120,060.00 -0.02%
1995 120,082.00 -0.07%
1994 120,164.00 -19.97%
1993 150,155.00 50.08%
1992 100,048.00 39919.20%
1989 250.00 212.50%
1988 80.00 -52.94%
1987 170.00 -32.00%
1986 250.00 38.89%
1985 180.00 -30.77%
1984 260.00 188.89%
1983 90.00 -94.19%
1977 1,550.00 2483.33%
1971 60.00 -94.00%
1969 1,000.00 -94.00%