Thailand 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.
  • Thailand refugee statistics for 2020 was 96,214.00, a 1.38% decline from 2019.
  • Thailand refugee statistics for 2019 was 97,556.00, a 4.58% decline from 2018.
  • Thailand refugee statistics for 2018 was 102,234.00, a 2.27% decline from 2017.
  • Thailand refugee statistics for 2017 was 104,605.00, a 1.72% 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
Thailand Refugee Statistics - Historical Data
Year Refugees Granted Asylum Annual % Change
2020 96,214.00 -1.38%
2019 97,556.00 -4.58%
2018 102,234.00 -2.27%
2017 104,605.00 -1.72%
2016 106,431.00 -1.68%
2015 108,252.00 -16.87%
2014 130,227.00 -4.59%
2013 136,489.00 61.57%
2012 84,475.00 -5.34%
2011 89,245.00 -7.68%
2010 96,666.00 -8.19%
2009 105,286.00 -6.76%
2008 112,916.00 -10.12%
2007 125,627.00 -5.62%
2006 133,107.00 13.72%
2005 117,050.00 -3.38%
2004 121,145.00 1.75%
2003 119,056.00 5.72%
2002 112,614.00 1.72%
2001 110,711.00 5.47%
2000 104,966.00 4.83%
1999 100,133.00 -27.62%
1998 138,334.00 -18.22%
1997 169,154.00 56.68%
1996 107,962.00 1.31%
1995 106,565.00 5.70%
1994 100,817.00 -15.44%
1993 119,232.00 87.40%
1992 63,625.00 -27.83%
1991 88,164.00 -11.68%
1990 99,821.00 -0.11%
1989 99,935.00 -7.30%
1988 107,799.00 -4.38%
1987 112,740.00 -5.99%
1986 119,920.00 -8.05%
1985 130,420.00 1.49%
1984 128,500.00 -10.96%
1983 144,320.00 -14.59%
1982 168,980.00 -12.44%
1981 192,990.00 -26.16%
1980 261,360.00 72.38%
1979 151,620.00 9.12%
1978 138,950.00 42.37%
1977 97,600.00 17.77%
1976 82,870.00 9.38%
1975 75,760.00 9.38%