Sudan Refugee Statistics 1967-2022

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 2020 was 1,040,308.00, a 1.44% decline from 2019.
  • 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.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Refugees Granted Asylum
West Bank and Gaza 2,348,243.00
Pakistan 1,438,955.00
Sudan 1,040,308.00
Bangladesh 866,534.00
Kenya 452,941.00
Cameroon 436,406.00
Egypt 272,856.00
India 195,403.00
Mauritania 93,638.00
Nigeria 66,081.00
Zambia 66,075.00
Congo, Rep. 27,107.00
Angola 25,806.00
Djibouti 21,208.00
Ghana 12,411.00
Papua New Guinea 10,801.00
Indonesia 10,134.00
Morocco 8,161.00
Tunisia 2,620.00
Ukraine 2,274.00
Georgia 1,800.00
Bolivia 1,156.00
Sri Lanka 1,013.00
Eswatini 970.00
Philippines 744.00
Moldova 435.00
Kyrgyz Republic 334.00
Nicaragua 326.00
Lesotho 281.00
Honduras 85.00
El Salvador 63.00
Uzbekistan 18.00
Mongolia 10.00
Vietnam 5.00
Sudan Refugee Statistics - Historical Data
Year Refugees Granted Asylum Annual % Change
2020 1,040,308.00 -1.44%
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%