Netherlands Refugee Statistics 1960-2021

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.
  • Netherlands refugee statistics for 2020 was 78,911.00, a 16.42% decline from 2019.
  • Netherlands refugee statistics for 2019 was 94,417.00, a 7.27% decline from 2018.
  • Netherlands refugee statistics for 2018 was 101,824.00, a 1.94% decline from 2017.
  • Netherlands refugee statistics for 2017 was 103,843.00, a 2.08% increase from 2016.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Refugees Granted Asylum
Germany 1,210,636.00
France 436,100.00
United States 340,881.00
Sweden 248,425.00
Austria 141,866.00
United Kingdom 132,349.00
Italy 128,033.00
Switzerland 115,868.00
Canada 109,264.00
Spain 103,679.00
Greece 103,136.00
Netherlands 78,911.00
Belgium 65,033.00
Australia 57,451.00
Norway 49,713.00
Denmark 36,718.00
Finland 23,483.00
Cyprus 14,037.00
Malta 9,208.00
Ireland 9,070.00
Hungary 5,898.00
Luxembourg 5,213.00
Argentina 4,045.00
South Korea 3,498.00
Trinidad and Tobago 3,224.00
Poland 2,811.00
Panama 2,632.00
Portugal 2,445.00
Chile 2,078.00
Czech Republic 1,959.00
Lithuania 1,915.00
Israel 1,898.00
New Zealand 1,808.00
Iceland 1,510.00
UAE 1,330.00
Japan 1,137.00
Slovak Republic 1,036.00
Croatia 966.00
Slovenia 858.00
Kuwait 737.00
Uruguay 719.00
Latvia 667.00
Saudi Arabia 340.00
Oman 308.00
Estonia 297.00
Hong Kong 266.00
Bahrain 256.00
Qatar 201.00
Liechtenstein 154.00
Curacao 78.00
Cayman Islands 43.00
Bahamas 25.00
Monaco 22.00
Sint Maarten (Dutch part) 10.00
Turks and Caicos Islands 8.00
Singapore 5.00
Netherlands Refugee Statistics - Historical Data
Year Refugees Granted Asylum Annual % Change
2020 78,911.00 -16.42%
2019 94,417.00 -7.27%
2018 101,824.00 -1.94%
2017 103,843.00 2.08%
2016 101,727.00 14.92%
2015 88,518.00 7.32%
2014 82,483.00 10.42%
2013 74,700.00 3.90%
2012 71,893.00 -3.61%
2011 74,587.00 -0.48%
2010 74,948.00 -1.38%
2009 75,996.00 -2.05%
2008 77,589.00 -10.38%
2007 86,576.00 -13.91%
2006 100,565.00 -14.90%
2005 118,172.00 -6.80%
2004 126,792.00 -10.00%
2003 140,877.00 -5.04%
2002 148,349.00 -2.35%
2001 151,919.00 3.93%
2000 146,174.00 5.44%
1999 138,633.00 5.44%
1998 131,481.00 11.37%
1997 118,057.00 15.10%
1996 102,573.00 28.30%
1995 79,949.00 28.63%
1994 62,152.00 42.81%
1993 43,521.00 46.43%
1992 29,721.00 56.26%
1991 19,020.00 9.71%
1990 17,337.00 2.16%
1989 16,971.00 -34.63%
1988 25,963.00 8.18%
1987 24,000.00 50.00%
1986 16,000.00 3.23%
1985 15,500.00 3.33%
1984 15,000.00 3.45%
1983 14,500.00 3.57%
1982 14,000.00 7.69%
1981 13,000.00 8.33%
1980 12,000.00 20.00%
1979 10,000.00 25.00%
1978 8,000.00 0.00%
1977 8,000.00 1.27%
1976 7,900.00 0.64%
1975 7,850.00 -2.06%
1974 8,015.00 -4.58%
1973 8,400.00 -4.87%
1972 8,830.00 2.67%
1971 8,600.00 0.89%
1970 8,524.00 6.55%
1969 8,000.00 0.00%
1968 8,000.00 0.00%
1967 8,000.00 -5.88%
1966 8,500.00 -5.56%
1965 9,000.00 -5.26%
1964 9,500.00 0.00%
1963 9,500.00 -5.00%
1962 10,000.00 0.00%
1961 10,000.00 -16.67%
1960 12,000.00 -16.67%