Philippines Refugee Statistics 1975-2021

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.
  • Philippines refugee statistics for 2019 was 680.00, a 7.77% increase from 2018.
  • Philippines refugee statistics for 2018 was 631.00, a 23.24% increase from 2017.
  • Philippines refugee statistics for 2017 was 512.00, a 30.61% increase from 2016.
  • Philippines refugee statistics for 2016 was 392.00, a 54.33% increase from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

MLA Citation:
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
Philippines Refugee Statistics - Historical Data
Year Refugees Granted Asylum Annual % Change
2019 680.00 7.77%
2018 631.00 23.24%
2017 512.00 30.61%
2016 392.00 54.33%
2015 254.00 19.25%
2014 213.00 19.66%
2013 178.00 26.24%
2012 141.00 19.49%
2011 118.00 -50.42%
2010 238.00 155.91%
2009 93.00 -6.06%
2008 99.00 -2.94%
2007 102.00 6.25%
2006 96.00 4.35%
2005 92.00 -13.21%
2004 106.00 -2.75%
2003 109.00 0.00%
2002 109.00 -17.42%
2001 132.00 -24.57%
2000 175.00 5.42%
1999 166.00 -45.21%
1998 303.00 -0.98%
1997 306.00 -55.33%
1996 685.00 -11.73%
1995 776.00 16.17%
1994 668.00 -73.02%
1993 2,476.00 -63.16%
1992 6,721.00 -25.09%
1991 8,972.00 -54.82%
1990 19,860.00 -25.48%
1989 26,651.00 26.25%
1988 21,109.00 60.28%
1987 13,170.00 -4.77%
1986 13,830.00 -18.60%
1985 16,990.00 -7.01%
1984 18,270.00 -3.28%
1983 18,890.00 23.95%
1982 15,240.00 -34.62%
1981 23,310.00 14.83%
1980 20,300.00 283.02%
1979 5,300.00 0.00%
1978 5,300.00 307.69%
1977 1,300.00 38.30%
1976 940.00 36.23%
1975 690.00 36.23%