Mali Refugee Statistics 1990-2020

NOTE: All 2020 and later data are UN projections and DO NOT include any impacts of the COVID-19 virus.
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.
  • Mali refugee statistics for 2018 was 26,539.00, a 55.78% increase from 2017.
  • Mali refugee statistics for 2017 was 17,036.00, a 2.72% decline from 2016.
  • Mali refugee statistics for 2016 was 17,512.00, a 10.02% increase from 2015.
  • Mali refugee statistics for 2015 was 15,917.00, a 4.75% increase from 2014.
Data Source: World Bank

MLA Citation:
Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Refugees Granted Asylum
Uganda 1,165,653.00
Ethiopia 903,226.00
Syrian Arab Republic 576,621.00
Congo, Dem. Rep. 529,061.00
Chad 451,210.00
South Sudan 291,842.00
Tanzania 278,322.00
Yemen 264,369.00
Niger 175,418.00
Rwanda 145,360.00
Afghanistan 72,231.00
Burundi 71,507.00
Mali 26,539.00
Burkina Faso 25,122.00
Nepal 20,808.00
Somalia 16,741.00
Senegal 14,359.00
Malawi 13,782.00
Togo 12,336.00
Liberia 9,122.00
Zimbabwe 7,797.00
Central African Republic 6,655.00
Mozambique 4,907.00
Guinea-Bissau 4,850.00
Guinea 4,294.00
Gambia 4,034.00
Tajikistan 2,657.00
Eritrea 2,252.00
Benin 1,174.00
Sierra Leone 592.00
Madagascar 44.00
Haiti 8.00
Mali Refugee Statistics - Historical Data
Year Refugees Granted Asylum Annual % Change
2018 26,539.00 55.78%
2017 17,036.00 -2.72%
2016 17,512.00 10.02%
2015 15,917.00 4.75%
2014 15,195.00 6.14%
2013 14,316.00 2.79%
2012 13,928.00 -10.86%
2011 15,624.00 15.24%
2010 13,558.00 0.15%
2009 13,538.00 41.34%
2008 9,578.00 4.07%
2007 9,203.00 -13.06%
2006 10,585.00 -5.77%
2005 11,233.00 -0.20%
2004 11,256.00 12.46%
2003 10,009.00 10.05%
2002 9,095.00 7.77%
2001 8,439.00 0.32%
2000 8,412.00 1.32%
1999 8,302.00 -38.95%
1998 13,598.00 8.33%
1997 12,552.00 -31.16%
1996 18,234.00 1.77%
1995 17,916.00 13.39%
1994 15,800.00 3.78%
1993 15,224.00 16.13%
1992 13,109.00 -0.08%
1991 13,120.00 -2.17%
1990 13,411.00 -2.17%