Papua New Guinea Refugee Statistics 1978-2021

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.
  • Papua New Guinea refugee statistics for 2019 was 9,698.00, a 3.23% decline from 2018.
  • Papua New Guinea refugee statistics for 2018 was 10,022.00, a 0.04% increase from 2017.
  • Papua New Guinea refugee statistics for 2017 was 10,018.00, a 5.13% increase from 2016.
  • Papua New Guinea refugee statistics for 2016 was 9,529.00, a 0.27% increase 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
Papua New Guinea Refugee Statistics - Historical Data
Year Refugees Granted Asylum Annual % Change
2019 9,698.00 -3.23%
2018 10,022.00 0.04%
2017 10,018.00 5.13%
2016 9,529.00 0.27%
2015 9,503.00 0.00%
2014 9,503.00 1.39%
2013 9,373.00 -0.05%
2012 9,378.00 0.00%
2011 9,378.00 -3.31%
2010 9,699.00 -0.05%
2009 9,704.00 -3.01%
2008 10,005.00 0.05%
2007 10,000.00 -1.79%
2006 10,182.00 1.81%
2005 10,001.00 31.14%
2004 7,626.00 1.80%
2003 7,491.00 51.61%
2002 4,941.00 0.00%
2001 4,941.00 -15.71%
2000 5,862.00 -12.03%
1999 6,664.00 -18.71%
1998 8,198.00 0.00%
1997 8,198.00 -19.43%
1996 10,175.00 5.99%
1995 9,600.00 13.46%
1994 8,461.00 10.31%
1993 7,670.00 14.72%
1992 6,686.00 9.64%
1991 6,098.00 -14.10%
1990 7,099.00 -8.19%
1989 7,732.00 -16.33%
1988 9,241.00 -3.94%
1987 9,620.00 -14.79%
1986 11,290.00 -3.91%
1985 11,750.00 7.31%
1984 10,950.00 790.24%
1983 1,230.00 -44.09%
1982 2,200.00 1366.67%
1981 150.00 -85.00%
1980 1,000.00 0.00%
1979 1,000.00 0.00%
1978 1,000.00 0.00%