China Refugee Statistics 1960-2024

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.
  • China refugee statistics for 2022 was 320.00, a 99.89% decline from 2021.
  • China refugee statistics for 2021 was 303,436.00, a 0.01% increase from 2020.
  • China refugee statistics for 2020 was 303,405.00, a 0.01% increase from 2019.
  • China refugee statistics for 2019 was 303,379.00, a 5.71% decline from 2018.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Refugees Granted Asylum
Turkey 3,568,259.00
Iran 3,425,091.00
Jordan 3,062,851.00
Lebanon 1,306,143.00
Russia 1,277,672.00
Iraq 273,716.00
Bulgaria 176,297.00
Malaysia 134,554.00
Romania 105,621.00
Algeria 99,107.00
Mexico 95,579.00
Thailand 94,472.00
Brazil 67,522.00
South Africa 66,596.00
Ecuador 60,125.00
Armenia 34,634.00
Montenegro 32,438.00
Venezuela 29,341.00
Serbia 26,521.00
Belarus 19,715.00
Costa Rica 14,088.00
Peru 6,543.00
Azerbaijan 6,414.00
Paraguay 5,420.00
Namibia 4,685.00
Albania 2,676.00
Libya 2,208.00
Colombia 1,607.00
Botswana 733.00
Guatemala 701.00
North Macedonia 635.00
Dominican Republic 546.00
China 320.00
Kazakhstan 308.00
Bosnia 274.00
Gabon 205.00
Cuba 174.00
Belize 145.00
Nauru 45.00
Jamaica 31.00
Suriname 25.00
Turkmenistan 14.00
Guyana 12.00
Fiji 5.00
Marshall Islands 0.00
American Samoa 0.00
Tonga 0.00
Maldives 0.00
St. Lucia 0.00
Samoa 0.00
Dominica 0.00
Mauritius 0.00
Grenada 0.00
St. Vincent and the Grenadines 0.00
Equatorial Guinea 0.00
Tuvalu 0.00
China Refugee Statistics - Historical Data
Year Refugees Granted Asylum Annual % Change
2022 320.00 -99.89%
2021 303,436.00 0.01%
2020 303,405.00 0.01%
2019 303,379.00 -5.71%
2018 321,758.00 0.01%
2017 321,714.00 1.41%
2016 317,254.00 5.38%
2015 301,044.00 0.00%
2014 301,052.00 0.00%
2013 301,045.00 0.00%
2012 301,037.00 0.01%
2011 301,016.00 0.01%
2010 300,984.00 0.00%
2009 300,985.00 0.01%
2008 300,966.00 -0.04%
2007 301,075.00 0.02%
2006 301,024.00 0.00%
2005 301,039.00 0.56%
2004 299,367.00 0.01%
2003 299,347.00 0.70%
2002 297,273.00 0.66%
2001 295,321.00 0.41%
2000 294,109.00 0.28%
1999 293,297.00 0.33%
1998 292,345.00 0.29%
1997 291,506.00 0.49%
1996 290,099.00 0.62%
1995 288,310.00 0.43%
1994 287,065.00 -0.12%
1993 287,424.00 -0.24%
1992 288,123.00 -0.32%
1991 289,061.00 0.62%
1990 287,276.00 1.05%
1989 284,300.00 0.00%
1988 284,300.00 1.32%
1987 280,600.00 -0.42%
1986 281,790.00 0.76%
1985 279,670.00 -0.03%
1984 279,750.00 1.13%
1983 276,630.00 1.66%
1982 272,100.00 2.68%
1981 265,000.00 0.76%
1980 263,000.00 5.20%
1979 250,000.00 inf%
1978 0.00 nan%
1977 0.00 nan%
1976 0.00 nan%
1975 0.00 nan%
1974 0.00 nan%
1973 0.00 nan%
1972 0.00 nan%
1971 0.00 nan%
1970 0.00 nan%
1969 0.00 nan%
1968 0.00 nan%
1967 0.00 -100.00%
1966 970.00 inf%
1965 0.00 nan%
1964 0.00 nan%
1963 0.00 nan%
1962 0.00 nan%
1961 0.00 nan%
1960 0.00 nan%