Netherlands Refugee Statistics 1960-2024

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 2022 was 218,457.00, a 119.37% increase from 2021.
  • Netherlands refugee statistics for 2021 was 99,585.00, a 3.85% increase from 2020.
  • Netherlands refugee statistics for 2020 was 95,897.00, a 1.57% increase from 2019.
  • Netherlands refugee statistics for 2019 was 94,417.00, a 7.27% decline from 2018.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Refugees Granted Asylum
Germany 2,075,445.00
Poland 971,129.00
France 612,934.00
Czech Republic 435,212.00
United States 363,059.00
United Kingdom 328,989.00
Spain 317,751.00
Italy 296,181.00
Sweden 277,726.00
Austria 258,613.00
Netherlands 218,457.00
Switzerland 182,474.00
Greece 160,761.00
Belgium 151,408.00
Canada 140,621.00
Slovak Republic 96,563.00
Ireland 81,256.00
Norway 75,311.00
Finland 69,553.00
Denmark 67,772.00
Lithuania 67,638.00
Portugal 59,777.00
Australia 54,430.00
Estonia 40,806.00
Latvia 39,055.00
Hungary 35,370.00
Cyprus 29,280.00
Croatia 20,638.00
Japan 17,406.00
Luxembourg 11,952.00
Malta 11,098.00
Slovenia 8,705.00
Iceland 5,240.00
Argentina 4,094.00
South Korea 3,825.00
Trinidad and Tobago 3,424.00
Panama 2,576.00
Chile 2,133.00
New Zealand 1,791.00
UAE 1,399.00
Israel 1,207.00
Uruguay 1,115.00
Kuwait 684.00
Liechtenstein 524.00
Saudi Arabia 454.00
Oman 295.00
Hong Kong 285.00
Bahrain 255.00
Qatar 197.00
Cayman Islands 47.00
Monaco 17.00
Bahamas 10.00
Turks and Caicos Islands 7.00
Netherlands Refugee Statistics - Historical Data
Year Refugees Granted Asylum Annual % Change
2022 218,457.00 119.37%
2021 99,585.00 3.85%
2020 95,897.00 1.57%
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%