Lesotho Refugee Statistics 1970-2022

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.
  • Lesotho refugee statistics for 2020 was 281.00, a 96.5% increase from 2019.
  • Lesotho refugee statistics for 2019 was 143.00, a 155.36% increase from 2018.
  • Lesotho refugee statistics for 2018 was 56.00, a 1.82% increase from 2017.
  • Lesotho refugee statistics for 2017 was 55.00, a 19.57% increase from 2016.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Refugees Granted Asylum
West Bank and Gaza 2,348,243.00
Pakistan 1,438,955.00
Sudan 1,040,308.00
Bangladesh 866,534.00
Kenya 452,941.00
Cameroon 436,406.00
Egypt 272,856.00
India 195,403.00
Mauritania 93,638.00
Nigeria 66,081.00
Zambia 66,075.00
Congo, Rep. 27,107.00
Angola 25,806.00
Djibouti 21,208.00
Ghana 12,411.00
Papua New Guinea 10,801.00
Indonesia 10,134.00
Morocco 8,161.00
Tunisia 2,620.00
Ukraine 2,274.00
Georgia 1,800.00
Bolivia 1,156.00
Sri Lanka 1,013.00
Eswatini 970.00
Philippines 744.00
Moldova 435.00
Kyrgyz Republic 334.00
Nicaragua 326.00
Lesotho 281.00
Honduras 85.00
El Salvador 63.00
Uzbekistan 18.00
Mongolia 10.00
Vietnam 5.00
Lesotho Refugee Statistics - Historical Data
Year Refugees Granted Asylum Annual % Change
2020 281.00 96.50%
2019 143.00 155.36%
2018 56.00 1.82%
2017 55.00 19.57%
2016 46.00 48.39%
2015 31.00 -27.91%
2014 43.00 48.28%
2013 29.00 -12.12%
2012 33.00 -13.16%
2011 38.00 -2.56%
2001 39.00 -31.58%
1994 57.00 -5.00%
1993 60.00 -48.72%
1992 117.00 -46.82%
1991 220.00 3.77%
1990 212.00 -95.01%
1989 4,248.00 0.43%
1988 4,230.00 5.75%
1987 4,000.00 -65.22%
1986 11,500.00 0.00%
1985 11,500.00 -2.95%
1984 11,850.00 3.04%
1983 11,500.00 0.00%
1982 11,500.00 0.00%
1981 11,500.00 15.00%
1980 10,000.00 1349.28%
1979 690.00 -30.30%
1978 990.00 -12.39%
1977 1,130.00 25.56%
1976 900.00 373.68%
1975 190.00 0.00%
1974 190.00 5.56%
1973 180.00 200.00%
1972 60.00 -68.42%
1971 190.00 171.43%
1970 70.00 171.43%