Sudan Refugee Statistics 1967-2021

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.
  • Sudan refugee statistics for 2019 was 1,055,489.00, a 2.11% decline from 2018.
  • Sudan refugee statistics for 2018 was 1,078,280.00, a 18.94% increase from 2017.
  • Sudan refugee statistics for 2017 was 906,590.00, a 115.11% increase from 2016.
  • Sudan refugee statistics for 2016 was 421,459.00, a 36.12% 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
Sudan Refugee Statistics - Historical Data
Year Refugees Granted Asylum Annual % Change
2019 1,055,489.00 -2.11%
2018 1,078,280.00 18.94%
2017 906,590.00 115.11%
2016 421,459.00 36.12%
2015 309,632.00 11.45%
2014 277,818.00 73.80%
2013 159,848.00 5.03%
2012 152,188.00 9.17%
2011 139,407.00 -21.82%
2010 178,305.00 -4.29%
2009 186,292.00 2.58%
2008 181,605.00 -18.46%
2007 222,720.00 13.52%
2006 196,200.00 33.24%
2005 147,255.00 4.00%
2004 141,587.00 2.48%
2003 138,162.00 -57.90%
2002 328,177.00 -6.02%
2001 349,209.00 -15.84%
2000 414,928.00 6.12%
1999 390,995.00 -0.13%
1998 391,496.00 4.56%
1997 374,414.00 -4.94%
1996 393,874.00 -41.57%
1995 674,071.00 -7.30%
1994 727,174.00 -2.42%
1993 745,200.00 2.66%
1992 725,900.00 -0.45%
1991 729,200.00 -29.28%
1990 1,031,050.00 34.30%
1989 767,729.00 3.05%
1988 745,000.00 -7.69%
1987 807,070.00 -17.16%
1986 974,200.00 -16.31%
1985 1,164,000.00 19.88%
1984 971,000.00 40.72%
1983 690,000.00 8.32%
1982 637,000.00 15.19%
1981 553,000.00 12.17%
1980 493,000.00 40.18%
1979 351,700.00 30.26%
1978 270,000.00 80.00%
1977 150,000.00 36.24%
1976 110,100.00 15.29%
1975 95,500.00 77.84%
1974 53,700.00 5.50%
1973 50,900.00 3.84%
1972 49,020.00 -18.30%
1971 60,000.00 -1.38%
1970 60,840.00 62.89%
1969 37,350.00 -2.48%
1968 38,300.00 16.06%
1967 33,000.00 16.06%