Morocco Refugee Statistics 1960-2022

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.
  • Morocco refugee statistics for 2020 was 8,161.00, a 22.87% increase from 2019.
  • Morocco refugee statistics for 2019 was 6,642.00, a 11.97% increase from 2018.
  • Morocco refugee statistics for 2018 was 5,932.00, a 26.13% increase from 2017.
  • Morocco refugee statistics for 2017 was 4,703.00, a 1.24% decline 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
Morocco Refugee Statistics - Historical Data
Year Refugees Granted Asylum Annual % Change
2020 8,161.00 22.87%
2019 6,642.00 11.97%
2018 5,932.00 26.13%
2017 4,703.00 -1.24%
2016 4,762.00 22.13%
2015 3,899.00 223.57%
2014 1,205.00 -17.35%
2013 1,458.00 95.70%
2012 745.00 1.22%
2011 736.00 -7.77%
2010 798.00 2.84%
2009 776.00 1.04%
2008 768.00 -1.41%
2007 779.00 57.37%
2006 495.00 135.71%
2005 210.00 11.11%
2004 189.00 -91.08%
2003 2,119.00 -0.38%
2002 2,127.00 1.62%
2001 2,093.00 -0.66%
2000 2,107.00 133.85%
1999 901.00 0.00%
1998 901.00 2045.24%
1997 42.00 16.67%
1996 36.00 -5.26%
1995 38.00 -88.69%
1994 336.00 0.00%
1993 336.00 5.33%
1992 319.00 -0.93%
1991 322.00 3.54%
1990 311.00 2.64%
1989 303.00 -62.13%
1988 800.00 0.00%
1987 800.00 0.00%
1986 800.00 -6.98%
1985 860.00 7.50%
1984 800.00 48.15%
1983 540.00 5.88%
1982 510.00 2.00%
1981 500.00 47.06%
1980 340.00 -32.00%
1979 500.00 0.00%
1978 500.00 0.00%
1977 500.00 38.89%
1976 360.00 -29.41%
1975 510.00 -17.74%
1974 620.00 -27.91%
1973 860.00 -37.68%
1972 1,380.00 -3.50%
1971 1,430.00 -0.69%
1970 1,440.00 0.00%
1969 1,440.00 -2.70%
1968 1,480.00 -50.67%
1967 3,000.00 37.61%
1966 2,180.00 -7.63%
1965 2,360.00 -21.33%
1964 3,000.00 -6.25%
1963 3,200.00 10.34%
1962 2,900.00 0.00%
1961 2,900.00 7.41%
1960 2,700.00 7.41%