Russia Refugee Statistics 1996-2021

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.
  • Russia refugee statistics for 2020 was 20,325.00, a 52.08% decline from 2019.
  • Russia refugee statistics for 2019 was 42,413.00, a 45.19% decline from 2018.
  • Russia refugee statistics for 2018 was 77,382.00, a 38.6% decline from 2017.
  • Russia refugee statistics for 2017 was 126,021.00, a 44.96% decline from 2016.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Refugees Granted Asylum
Turkey 3,652,362.00
Jordan 3,009,517.00
Lebanon 1,349,955.00
Iran 800,025.00
China 303,410.00
Iraq 270,392.00
Malaysia 129,924.00
Armenia 107,930.00
Ecuador 104,652.00
Algeria 97,671.00
Thailand 96,214.00
South Africa 76,754.00
Venezuela 68,119.00
Brazil 59,147.00
Mexico 45,469.00
Serbia 26,130.00
Bulgaria 21,168.00
Russia 20,325.00
Costa Rica 9,648.00
Bosnia 5,257.00
Peru 4,327.00
Libya 4,184.00
Romania 3,631.00
Namibia 3,588.00
Belarus 2,915.00
Paraguay 1,701.00
Azerbaijan 1,582.00
Nauru 1,084.00
Colombia 997.00
Botswana 637.00
Gabon 482.00
Guatemala 462.00
Kazakhstan 445.00
North Macedonia 314.00
Cuba 232.00
Montenegro 176.00
Dominican Republic 172.00
Albania 115.00
Guyana 33.00
Jamaica 32.00
Belize 29.00
Suriname 24.00
Turkmenistan 20.00
Mauritius 20.00
Fiji 14.00
Grenada 5.00
Russia Refugee Statistics - Historical Data
Year Refugees Granted Asylum Annual % Change
2020 20,325.00 -52.08%
2019 42,413.00 -45.19%
2018 77,382.00 -38.60%
2017 126,021.00 -44.96%
2016 228,981.00 -27.19%
2015 314,498.00 33.41%
2014 235,732.00 6732.81%
2013 3,450.00 9.04%
2012 3,164.00 -19.14%
2011 3,913.00 -20.53%
2010 4,924.00 0.96%
2009 4,877.00 40.55%
2008 3,470.00 112.10%
2007 1,636.00 15.78%
2006 1,413.00 -6.61%
2005 1,513.00 -18.26%
2004 1,851.00 -81.30%
2003 9,897.00 -33.87%
2002 14,966.00 -16.72%
2001 17,970.00 -31.58%
2000 26,265.00 -67.19%
1999 80,061.00 -37.73%
1998 128,575.00 -45.91%
1997 237,720.00 -3.64%
1996 246,689.00 -3.64%