Netherlands Refugee Statistics 1990-2020

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 2019 was 94,430.00, a 7.27% decline from 2018.
  • Netherlands refugee statistics for 2018 was 101,837.00, a 1.91% decline from 2017.
  • Netherlands refugee statistics for 2017 was 103,818.00, a 2.04% increase from 2016.
  • Netherlands refugee statistics for 2016 was 101,744.00, a 14.92% increase from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Refugees Granted Asylum
Germany 1,146,685.00
France 407,923.00
United States 341,711.00
Sweden 253,794.00
Italy 207,619.00
Austria 135,955.00
United Kingdom 133,094.00
Switzerland 110,168.00
Canada 101,760.00
Netherlands 94,430.00
Greece 80,468.00
Australia 76,764.00
Belgium 61,677.00
Spain 57,761.00
Norway 53,888.00
Denmark 37,540.00
Finland 23,473.00
Israel 16,121.00
Poland 12,673.00
Cyprus 12,325.00
Malta 8,911.00
Ireland 7,800.00
Hungary 5,772.00
Argentina 3,881.00
South Korea 3,215.00
New Zealand 2,747.00
Luxembourg 2,572.00
Panama 2,557.00
Portugal 2,387.00
Trinidad and Tobago 2,321.00
Czech Republic 2,058.00
Chile 2,053.00
Lithuania 1,826.00
Japan 1,465.00
UAE 1,247.00
Slovak Republic 977.00
Croatia 916.00
Iceland 916.00
Slovenia 751.00
Kuwait 692.00
Latvia 672.00
Uruguay 516.00
Estonia 334.00
Saudi Arabia 320.00
Oman 307.00
Bahrain 255.00
Qatar 203.00
Liechtenstein 132.00
Hong Kong 130.00
Curacao 47.00
Cayman Islands 36.00
Monaco 22.00
Bahamas 12.00
Sint Maarten (Dutch part) 6.00
St. Kitts and Nevis 4.00
Turks and Caicos Islands 4.00
Antigua and Barbuda 2.00
Singapore 2.00
Netherlands Refugee Statistics - Historical Data
Year Refugees Granted Asylum Annual % Change
2019 94,430.00 -7.27%
2018 101,837.00 -1.91%
2017 103,818.00 2.04%
2016 101,744.00 14.92%
2015 88,536.00 7.32%
2014 82,494.00 10.42%
2013 74,707.00 3.89%
2012 71,909.00 -3.60%
2011 74,598.00 -0.48%
2010 74,961.00 -1.38%
2009 76,008.00 -2.05%
2008 77,600.00 -10.38%
2007 86,587.00 -13.91%
2006 100,574.00 -14.90%
2005 118,189.00 -6.79%
2004 126,805.00 -9.99%
2003 140,886.00 -5.04%
2002 148,362.00 -2.35%
2001 151,928.00 3.93%
2000 146,180.00 5.43%
1999 138,646.00 5.44%
1998 131,490.00 11.37%
1997 118,071.00 15.09%
1996 102,588.00 28.30%
1995 79,960.00 28.63%
1994 62,163.00 42.78%
1993 43,538.00 46.40%
1992 29,739.00 56.36%
1991 19,020.00 9.71%
1990 17,337.00 9.71%