Venezuela Refugee Statistics 1969-2021

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.
  • Venezuela refugee statistics for 2020 was 68,119.00, a 0.55% increase from 2019.
  • Venezuela refugee statistics for 2019 was 67,749.00, a 0.69% increase from 2018.
  • Venezuela refugee statistics for 2018 was 67,283.00, a 45.21% decline from 2017.
  • Venezuela refugee statistics for 2017 was 122,804.00, a 28.62% 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
Mauritius 20.00
Turkmenistan 20.00
Fiji 14.00
Grenada 5.00
Venezuela Refugee Statistics - Historical Data
Year Refugees Granted Asylum Annual % Change
2020 68,119.00 0.55%
2019 67,749.00 0.69%
2018 67,283.00 -45.21%
2017 122,804.00 -28.62%
2016 172,047.00 -0.98%
2015 173,745.00 0.09%
2014 173,591.00 -15.04%
2013 204,331.00 0.34%
2012 203,635.00 0.80%
2011 202,013.00 0.23%
2010 201,544.00 0.12%
2009 201,310.00 0.07%
2008 201,160.00 0.13%
2007 200,904.00 27959.22%
2006 716.00 75.06%
2005 409.00 66.94%
2004 245.00 295.16%
2003 62.00 0.00%
2002 62.00 0.00%
2001 62.00 -52.31%
2000 130.00 -30.11%
1999 186.00 18.47%
1998 157.00 -45.86%
1997 290.00 -81.77%
1996 1,591.00 -1.30%
1995 1,612.00 -25.78%
1994 2,172.00 -2.38%
1993 2,225.00 11.81%
1992 1,990.00 15.70%
1991 1,720.00 -1.71%
1990 1,750.00 -17.37%
1989 2,118.00 5.53%
1988 2,007.00 5.63%
1987 1,900.00 5.56%
1986 1,800.00 -4.76%
1985 1,890.00 33.10%
1984 1,420.00 29.09%
1983 1,100.00 29.41%
1982 850.00 -95.00%
1981 17,000.00 -4.49%
1980 17,800.00 11.25%
1979 16,000.00 0.00%
1978 16,000.00 0.00%
1977 16,000.00 11.50%
1974 14,350.00 -6.82%
1973 15,400.00 4.76%
1972 14,700.00 -2.00%
1971 15,000.00 0.00%
1970 15,000.00 0.00%
1969 15,000.00 0.00%