Mauritania Refugee Statistics 1987-2021

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.
  • Mauritania refugee statistics for 2019 was 84,901.00, a 2.06% increase from 2018.
  • Mauritania refugee statistics for 2018 was 83,184.00, a 7.44% increase from 2017.
  • Mauritania refugee statistics for 2017 was 77,425.00, a 4.42% increase from 2016.
  • Mauritania refugee statistics for 2016 was 74,147.00, a 4.19% decline from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Refugees Granted Asylum
West Bank and Gaza 2,319,073.00
Pakistan 1,419,596.00
Sudan 1,055,489.00
Bangladesh 854,779.00
Kenya 438,899.00
Cameroon 406,259.00
Egypt 258,391.00
India 195,103.00
Mauritania 84,901.00
Zambia 57,518.00
Nigeria 54,157.00
Angola 25,793.00
Congo, Rep. 25,668.00
Djibouti 19,639.00
Ghana 11,946.00
Indonesia 10,287.00
Papua New Guinea 9,698.00
Morocco 6,642.00
Ukraine 2,166.00
Tunisia 1,732.00
Georgia 1,355.00
Sri Lanka 1,041.00
Eswatini 940.00
Bolivia 863.00
Philippines 680.00
Moldova 417.00
Kyrgyz Republic 347.00
Nicaragua 322.00
Lesotho 143.00
Honduras 75.00
El Salvador 48.00
Uzbekistan 13.00
Mauritania Refugee Statistics - Historical Data
Year Refugees Granted Asylum Annual % Change
2019 84,901.00 2.06%
2018 83,184.00 7.44%
2017 77,425.00 4.42%
2016 74,147.00 -4.19%
2015 77,390.00 2.33%
2014 75,629.00 -18.47%
2013 92,767.00 15.24%
2012 80,500.00 203.37%
2011 26,535.00 -0.65%
2010 26,709.00 -0.30%
2009 26,789.00 -0.91%
2008 27,036.00 -11.26%
2007 30,465.00 3851.36%
2006 771.00 22.97%
2005 627.00 32.56%
2004 473.00 -0.42%
2003 475.00 19.35%
2002 398.00 9.64%
2001 363.00 3.71%
2000 350.00 58.37%
1999 221.00 750.00%
1998 26.00 -99.65%
1997 7,512.00 -52.69%
1996 15,877.00 -53.84%
1995 34,392.00 -58.17%
1994 82,225.00 59.51%
1993 51,548.00 37.46%
1992 37,500.00 6.53%
1991 35,200.00 -41.33%
1990 60,000.00 300.00%
1989 15,000.00 29900.00%
1987 50.00 29900.00%